9: An Annotated List of Reference Websites
Military History and Military Science: Wars
War on Terrorism Digital
Comprises scholarly analyses, newspaper and magazine articles,
U.S. and foreign government reports, and links to other digital resources
compiled by Academic Info, a private educational organization.
Gulf War Debriefing Book
Provides information on unit deployments, casualties, prisoners
of war, and published resources about the Persian Gulf War.
The Virtual Vietnam
Vietnam veterans, in association with Texas Tech University’s
Vietnam Project, have compiled a database comprising more than
600,000 documents on the Vietnam War searchable by keywords.
About.com Overviews of the Korean War
About.com provides descriptions of the Korean War including biographies, battles, weapons, historical documents, maps, uniforms, and more.
History of the Second World War
A collection of histories, primary sources, and bibliographic
citations focusing on events in World War II. Reports in the database
are listed under the following subject headings: general accounts,
political, Pacific theater, European theater, China theater, American
theater, country and service, bibliography, appendices (including
glossary of terms and statistics), and other
World War II General Resources
This site sponsored by Best of History Web Sites provides a topical guide to many Internet
focusing on World War II studies.
Strategic Bombing Survey
The Index to Records of the United States Strategic Bombing Survey,
issued in 1947. The index serves as a guide to more than 300 reports
issued by the USSBS.
The Great War Primary Documents Archive
Great War Primary Documents Archive and numerous links to World
War One web sites arranged by nation and topic.
This site was initiated in 1998 to commemorate the centennial
of the Spanish American War. There are reports about causes of the
war, regular U.S. army and navy units, volunteer units, books, magazine
articles, and films about the war, and a guide for genealogy research.
Civil War Regimental Histories in the Library of Congress
A listing of several hundred published unit histories in the
collections of the Library of Congress. There are listings for most
states and the District of Columbia. Many of the states had units
in both the Confederate and Union armies.
Army of the Republic Sources in the Library of Congress
The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was the preeminent veterans
association of the Union Army after the Civil War. This guide includes
a brief history of the organization, a bibliographic essay listing
primary sources, and guides to published sources in the Library of
Congress. These sources include reports about national meetings,
state meetings, local GAR organizations, and auxiliary organizations.
Archives Civil War Resources
The National Archives is the largest repository in the United
States of records related to Union and Confederate military operations,
individual service records, records about Federal and Confederate
government activities during
the war, photographs, politics, intelligence, and diplomacy. Here
you can find instructions for locating the military records of family
who fought in the war.
Service Guide to the Civil War and Civil War Battlefields
This web site promotes Civil War heritage with a state-by-state
listing of parks and resources devoted to remembering the Civil War.
There are searchable databases for Union and Confederate army units
and the names of men who fought
in the war. It also has descriptions of life in the Union and Confederate
navies, and brief discussions of prisons, medals, and the burial
of the dead.
The War of the Rebellion and Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion
This Cornell University Making of America web site presents the full text of these two important Civil War sources, minus the more recent supplemental volumes produced by Broadfoot Publishing. Each source can be searched using simple, boolean and proximity searches. The sources can be found at the bottom of the Making of America title list under "Multivolume Monographs."
Mexican War Veterans
This site has a good historical essay on the war, including a
chronology and a bibliography. The digital library includes images,
maps, statistics, a list of historical and images of artifacts, prominent
people, and memorials. There is a list of historical sites associated
with the war. These sites are located in Texas, Mexico, California,
Colorado and New Mexico.
A Guide to the Mexican War
A guide to Library of Congress materials on the Mexican-American War. It includes a collection of external links on the war.
War of 1812 Website
This site offers historical articles, unit information, a chronology of the war,
book reviews, sound and video clips, and links to reenacting groups among its
extensive body of information.
Society of the
War of 1812
The Society of the War of 1812 promotes scholarly and family
history research on all aspects of the war. There is an index of
all of the state societies, many of which have historical web pages
and lists of publications about the war. There also are links to
history web sites that pertain to the war.
Guide to Military
Records of the Revolutionary War
The site provides one of the most comprehensive research guides
on the Internet for locating military records, including muster rolls,
payrolls, and orderly books. There is an index to more than 950 orderly
books, and contact information for libraries and organizations that
have holdings of military records.