Watch free American Civil War videos online

I’ve watched all of the Civil War movies available at the Internet Archive, and I can only watch Gettysburg so many times, the same is true for the parts (1, 2, 3, 5, 6) of Ken Burns’ The Civil War mini-series that are available online.

Today, I re-explored some old bookmarks:

Annenberg Media’s A Biography of America, chapters. 8 – 13.

Yale Open Courseware: The Civil War and Reconstruction Era 1845-1877.

Cspan.org Video Library (search: Civil War; Shelby Foote)

PBS:  History Detectives; American Experience.

Youtube: Scenes from Wicked Spring; The Battle of Aiken, Littlest Rebel, Little Colonel; Gray Ghost tv series, Gettysburg of the West.

The National Geographic Special: Civil War Gold was interesting.

Don’t forget to search for “Civil War” movies at Hulu every once in awhile… they just had GLORY recently.

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Spend the day putting down the Rebellion with George

One of my most favorite Civil War “journals” is How Private George W. Peck Put Down the Rebellion, Or The Funny Experiences Of A Raw Recruit.  I read it over a year ago, and I still remember how fast, funny, engaging, and quick-witted it was.

It is definitely near the top of my “MUST READ” Civil War books list.

I just learned this morning from the George W. Peck website that George was in the 4th Wisconsin Cavalry, granted it was Union Cavalry, but you know how I feel about the Cavalry and George just earned another point with me.

Also of interest is the series of stories called “Peck’s Bad Boy”.  You can read the books or watch the movies for free at the internet archive.

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Pennsylvania vs. Tennessee

I am so glad that my hobby is practically free.  Aside from the occasional no-to-low cost local ACW event, there is a wealth, a veritable treasure trove, of content and information available to me for free online.

I watch ACW programs on PBS.org (when are they finally going to post “U.S. Grant: Warrior” in full already!!?), spend literal hours watching/listening to Mr. Shelby Foote on Cspan.org, I voraciously consume ACW books at Gutenberg, the IA (movies too!), google books, (and the local library), I subscribe to several ACW pages on FB, I know of a few OCW (open course ware) sites, I visit the very active ACW community at CWDG (but I have yet to make a comment), The NPS is a great place to lose hours, as are the gold-mines at either “civilwar” site – .com or .org.

Today, I feel like getting lost in a good book…

So, should I read “Co. Aytch: Maury Grays, First Tennessee, or a side show of the big show“, or “Enemies in the rear: or A golden circle squared, a story of southeastern Pennsylvania in the time of our civil war” – since I am a Pennsylvania Dutch girl…?

Or maybe I should take the 4.4 pound, 744 page book: “The American Civil War – 365 Days from the Library of Congress” outside and spend the day under a shade tree.