Civil War Washington examines the U.S. national capital from multiple perspectives as a case study of social, political, cultural, and medical/scientific transitions provoked or accelerated by the Civil War. The project draws on the methods of many fields to create a digital resource that chronicles the war's impact on the city. More…


Essays, conference papers, grant narratives, and other materials introducing and discussing Civil War Washington.


Database identifying people, places, organizations, documents, events, and relationships among them; file downloads.


Interactive maps presenting location-based data in both geographic and temporal dimensions.


Historical manuscript and print materials chronicling and interpreting the experience of war and life in the District.

Visual Works

Photographs, lithographs, drawings, and other visual representations depicting life in the war-time city.


Essays by project scholars that interpret and analyze Washington and the war from multiple perspectives.