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This task force covers all topics related to the American Civil War.

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Active membersEdit

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  1. 47thPennVols (talk · contribs) (Have been researching the 47th Pennsylvania Infantry for a decade; also currently working on adding content and citations to other Pennsylvania regiment articles and related biographical pages)
  2. A 10 fireplane (talk · contribs)
  3. Arbogastlw (talk · contribs) (Virginia CW history, esp. Northern Virginia and Loudoun County. Also, partisan warfare in the CW)
  4. Balin42632003 (talk · contribs) (Been a historian of the Civil War most of my life, and a reenactor. Will help in any area I can).
  5. Bedford (talk · contribs) (My academic specialty area is the War Between the States and I have gone to every WBTS battlefield under NPS control east of the Great Plains).
  6. BusterD (talk · contribs) (Fascinated by evolution of technology and command/staff structure. Help herd ACW main page. Work on bios specifically related to 19th century America; maintain ACW Portal, but could always use help!)
  7. Calidum (talk · contribs)
  8. CanonLawJunkie (talk · contribs) (I'm a civil war re-enactor. Happy to help!)
  9. Cdtuba (talk · contribs)
  10. Coemgenus (talk · contribs)
  11. Cshashaty (talk · contribs) (BA in American History, with extensive study on Civil War political and military aspects; have been to Gettysburg, Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Fort Marion)
  12. CsikosLo (talk · contribs) (Virginia units, orders of battle, SCV)
  13. Daysleeper47 (talk · contribs) (Interested in early war through Gettysburg, especially Manassas campaigns.)
  14. Dogface (talk · contribs) (Mostly Indiana-related and Irish regiments)
  15. Doncram (talk · contribs) (Historic sites focus. Grew up with Bruce Catton's The Golden Book of The Civil War)
  16. Donner60 (talk · contribs) (All aspects, especially battles, campaigns, biographies)
  17. FloNight (talk · contribs) (Mostly Kentucky biographies related to civil war. Admin so can help with admin chores if needed.)
  18. GELongstreet (talk · contribs) (Biographies, Unit Histories, OoBs, lists, minor fixes and additions)
  19. Gparkes (talk · contribs) I have a variety of interests, from Missouri to North Carolina units, to battles, their OoBs and under appreciated leaders. I enjoy a good story. My most recent project is work on Jefferson C. Davis.
  20. Jojhutton (talk · contribs)
  21. Kges1901 (talk · contribs) (General interest, though mostly unit histories right now)
  22. LuckyWiki26 (talk · contribs) (General interest, especially biographies)
  23. Mojoworker (talk · contribs)
  24. North Shoreman (talk · contribs)
  25. Randomness74 (talk · contribs) - (Mainly obscure battles in VA and Alabama)
  26. Reb1981 (talk · contribs) (Georgia and Texas area, and Confederate Navy)
  27. Sf46 (talk · contribs) (Primary interest is in Louisiana, Maryland, and Oklahoma as well as other areas of lesser known Civil War History)
  28. Smmurphy(Talk) 23:06, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
  29. Spacini (talk · contribs) (ACW regimental histories, Kentucky in the Civil War, Kansas in the Civil War, & orders of battle.)
  30. Star Mississippi (talk · contribs), museums and historic sites that happen to be Civil War related.
  31. TomV71 (talk · contribs)Confederate Units and Orders of Battle. See my profile for pages I have created.
  32. 154thTN Pvt. Seth Adam (talk · contribs) I'm an American Civil War reenactor. My primary interests lie in the political and militaristic aspects of the states of Tennessee, Indiana, Mississippi, and Colorado during the conflict. More specifically I'm interested in the area around Clark County, IN; and Shelby County, TN.
  33. TadgStirkland401 (talk · contribs) - Grew up in Va visiting American Civil War battlefields all my life, now living in N Ga. Have ancestors on both sides of the war, and have done an intense amount of study in the area for over 50 years. I hope I can be of assistance on this project.
  34. GeneralPoxter (talk · contribs)

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A list of the top 500 most popular articles within our scope, as well as the number of page views each article received over the past month, can be found here.

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Attention needed referencing and citation (5,753) • coverage and accuracy (4,028) • structure (914) • grammar (223) • supporting materials (1,364)
Popular pages
Full list
Cleanup needed
The West Tennessee Raids
Requested articles 
Ebenezer MagoffinHenry MauryJames Ashby (soldier)Albemarle CadyBenjamin D. FearingCharles A. HickmanRichard Henry JacksonJohn LovePeter S. MichieThomas Grimke RhettJames B. SpeersCharles S. SteedmanBattle of Barton's StationBattle of Camp DaviesLawrence P. GrahamJoseph Hayes (general)Lewis Cass HuntThomas John LucasSullivan Amory MeredithWilliam Reading MontgomeryCharles Hale MorganByron Root PierceCalvin Edward PrattDaniel Henry RuckerFriend Smith RutherfordGustavus Adolphus SmithJames Hughes StokesWilliam Kerley StrongFrederick S. SturmbaughWilliam B. TibbitsDavis TillsonAdin Ballou UnderwoodFrancis Laurens VintonLouis Douglass WatkinsWilliam Denison WhippleJosiah W. BissellRequested American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients
Expansion needed
Battle of BoonsboroughBattle of Cabin CreekBattle of Fort Sumter IIBattle of Guard HillBattle of Middle Boggy DepotBattle of Rice's StationBattle of Simmon's BluffBattle of Summit PointBattle of Yellow BayouCharleston ArsenalEdenton Bell BatteryElmira PrisonFirst Battle of DaltonSamuel BentonBlackshear PrisonOrris S. FerryEdwin ForbesHiram B. GranburyHenry Thomas HarrisonBen Hardin HelmLouis Hébert (colonel)Benjamin G. HumphreysLunsford L. LomaxMaynard CarbineDaniel RugglesThomas W. ShermanHezekiah G. SpruillSmith Percussion CarbineEdward C. WalthallConfederate States Secretary of the NavyConfederate States Secretary of the TreasuryDavid Henry WilliamsBattle of Rome Cross RoadsHenry Boynton ClitzDelaware in the American Civil WarIronclad BoardUnited States Military RailroadKansas in the American Civil WarSalisbury National CemeteryRufus DaggettOther American Civil War battle stubsOther American Civil War stubs
Images needed
Battle of Lone JackJames S. RainsPreston Pond, Jr.Melancthon SmithFranklin Stillman NickersonThomas Gamble PitcherLewis B. Parsons Jr.Isaac Ferdinand QuinbyJames W. ReillyIsaac F. ShepardFrancis Trowbridge ShermanJames R. SlackJoseph Pannell TaylorHenry Goddard ThomasMelancthon S. WadeJames M. Warner
Merging needed
1st Regiment New York Mounted Rifles and 7th Regiment New York Volunteer Cavalry
Citations needed
1st Alabama Cavalry Regiment (Union)4th Maine Battery33rd Ohio Infantry110th New York Volunteer InfantryBattle of Hatcher's RunBattle of Grand GulfCamp DennisonConfederate coloniesCSS ResoluteDakota War of 1862Florida in the American Civil WarEthan A. Hitchcock (general)Fort Harker (Alabama)Gettysburg (1993 film)Iowa in the American Civil WarFanny Titus Hazen
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Frank Leslie's Illustrated NewspaperEdit

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper was a general illustrated news magazine out of New York City. There are numerous articles and wood engravings of events before, during, and after the American Civil War (many based on war artist sketches). Note that due to the news cycle for images at the time, the corresponding illustrations may be weeks or months after the event in question occurred. Likewise, many place names are misspelled and idiosyncratic or uncommon names for battles are used. NOTE: To extract an image at high-resolution, zoom in to the highest magnification in the browser-viewer, then right-click save.

Selections of the various wood engravings were later collected and presented in the following volumes, where those that are selected are usually in more-pristine condition than in the original newspaper (there is less newsprint bleed):

Harper's WeeklyEdit

Harper's Weekly was a rival illustrated newspaper to Frank Leslie's, published in New York City and operating in much the same format. Note that due to the news cycle for images at the time, the corresponding illustrations may be weeks or months after the event in question occurred. Likewise, many place names are misspelled and idiosyncratic or uncommon names for battles are used. NOTE: To extract an image at high-resolution, zoom in to the highest magnification in the browser-viewer, then right-click save.

Official Records of the War of the RebellionEdit

The Official Records of the War of the Rebellion are a collection of primary sources of the civil war in the form of reports and correspondence of the armies and navies of the Union and the Confederacy. Material from both sides was collected during and in the decades after the war and edited into over 100 volumes.