Links of Interest

Looking for resources or fun things to do? Here are some links to places or websites that we have enjoyed or find useful.

 

Places to Go:

Hampton Roads Naval Museum – also check out their blog here.

Atlas Obscura – looking for something to do that’s unique? Check out this website.

 

Research:

National Archives – researching an ancestor? If he was Union, you can order his service records through NARA. You can also find all sorts of photos and documents from the Archives through their website.

America’s Best History – lots of great information, plus places to visit!

American Battlefield Trust – formerly Civil War Trust, now they work to preserve American Revolution and War of 1812 battlefields as well. Their website has lots of resources, including animated maps.

Nursing and Medicine in the Civil War – this short article has good basic information on Civil War medicine, as well as links to many other resources on the subject. (As a side note, this page mentions Jonathan Letterman. He was the man who organized the care for the thousands of wounded after the battle of Gettysburg. Letterman Drive, northeast of town, is named for him and Camp Letterman, the massive complex of hospital tents that was set up in that area.)

 

Resources for Homeschoolers (we were homeschooled, too!)

Pennsylvania Homeschoolers – run by the couple who helped legislators write Pennsylvania’s homeschool law.

The Homeschool Mom – lots of resources and help for connecting homeschooling parents.