Documents of the American Civil War

Document icon South Carolina Ordinance of Nullification November 24, 1832
   
Document icon Constitution of the American Anti-Slavery Society  December 4, 1833
   
Document icon Kansas - Nebraska Act  5/30/1854
   
Document icon James Henry Hammond, "Cotton is King" Speech - March 4, 1858
   
Document icon Abraham Lincoln's House Divided Speech June 17, 1858
   
Document icon The Crittenden Compromise - Date: 12/16/1860
   
Document icon National Democratic Platform - 1860 (Douglas)
   
Document icon Republican National Platform - 1860 (Lincoln)
   
Document icon South Carolina Declaration of Secession - Date: 12/24/1860
   
Document icon Jefferson Davis's Farewell to the U.S. Senate - Jan. 21, 1861
   
Document icon Georgia Declaration of Secession - Date: 1/29/1861
   
Document icon Jefferson Davis' First Inaugural Address - Date: 2/18/1861
   
Document icon Lincoln's First Inaugural Address - Date: 3/4/1861
   
Document icon The Constitution of the Confederate States of America - Date: 3/11/1861
   
  1861 Documents
   
Document icon Demand For Surrender of Fort Sumter - Date: 4/11/1861
   
Document icon Resignation of Robert E. Lee - Date: 4/20/1861
   
Document icon John C. Fremont Order of Martial Law Throughout Missouri August 30, 1861
   
  1862 Documents
   
Document icon Second Inaugural Address of Jefferson Davis- Feb.22, 1862
   
Document icon Treaty between United States and Great Britain for the Suppression of the Slave Trade 4/7/1862
   
Document icon District of Columbia Emancipation Act - April 16, 1862
   
Document icon Instructions For The Gov't. Of Armies Of The United States In The Field (The Lieber Articles)
   
Document icon Lee Explains Upcoming Maryland Campaign To Davis - Date: 9/3/1862
   
Document icon Emancipation Proclamation - Date: 9/22/1862
   
Document icon J. Davis Proclamation Declaring Ben Butler An Outlaw - Dec. 23, 1862
   
  1863 Documents
   
Document icon Abraham Lincoln's Order of Retaliation - July 30. 1863
   
Document icon Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation - Oct. 3, 1863
   
Document icon Gettysburg Address - Date: 11/19/1863
   
  1864 Documents
   
Document icon The Wade-Davis Manifesto - August 5, 1864
   
Document icon General John B. Hood's General Field Order No. 14 - August 12, 1864
   
Document icon Impressment of Slaves: Seddon to Davis - Nov. 28, 1864
   
  1865 Documents
   
Document icon Freedmen's Bureau Bill, March 3. 1865
   
Document icon Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address - Date: 3/4/1865
   
Document icon Lincoln's Speech on Reconstruction: Last Public Address April 11, 1865
   
Document icon Amnesty Proclamation, Andrew Johnson - 29 May 1865
   
Document icon Thaddeus Stevens Speech - Date: 12/18/1865
   
   

 

 

 



 

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