Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/American Civil War task force

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Main page Discussion News &
open tasks
Academy Assessment A-Class
review
Contest Awards Members
Abraham Lincoln seated, Feb 9, 1864.jpg WPMILHIST brown caps.png

Welcome to the American Civil War task force. If you have any questions about articles or are generally seeking advice, you're encouraged to ask at the main military history talk page, or you can directly approach one of the task force participants below.

The coordinators of the Military history WikiProject can be contacted here.

Scope[edit]

This task force covers all topics related to the American Civil War.

Any article related to this task force should be marked by adding ACW-task-force=yes to the {{WPMILHIST}} project banner at the top of its talk page (see the project banner instructions for more details on the exact syntax). This will automatically place it into Category:American Civil War task force articles.

Participants[edit]

If you approach anyone from this list for advice or help, please check their contributions first to check if they've edited recently. This list may contain people who have not edited Wikipedia in a long time.

  1. Adamdaley (talk · contribs) (Doing state regiments on the Union)
  2. Arbogastlw (talk · contribs) (Virginia CW history, esp. Northern Virginia and Loudoun County. Also, partisan warfare in the CW)
  3. Balin42632003 (talk · contribs) (Been a historian of the Civil War most of my life, and a reenactor. Will help in any area I can).
  4. Bedford (talk · contribs) (My academic specialty area is the War Between the States and I have gone to every WBTS battlefield under NPS control east of the Great Plains).
  5. BusterD (talk · contribs) (Fascinated by evolution of technology and command/staff structure. Help herd ACW main page. Work on bios specifically related to 19th century America; maintain ACW Portal, but could always use help!)
  6. CanonLawJunkie (talk · contribs) (I'm a civil war re-enactor. Happy to help!)
  7. Coemgenus (talk · contribs)
  8. Cshashaty (talk · contribs) (BA in American History, with extensive study on Civil War political and military aspects; have been to Gettysburg, Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Fort Marion)
  9. Daysleeper47 (talk · contribs) (Interested in early war through Gettysburg, especially Manassas campaigns.)
  10. Dogface (talk · contribs) (Mostly Indiana-related and Irish regiments)
  11. Doncram (talk · contribs) (Historic sites focus. Grew up with Bruce Catton's The Golden Book of The Civil War)
  12. Erik L'Ensle (talk · contribs) (I can do Little Round Top as well as Dutchess and Putnam County regiments)
  13. FloNight (talk · contribs) (Mostly Kentucky biographies related to civil war. Admin so can help with admin chores if needed.)
  14. GELongstreet (talk · contribs) (Biographies, Unit Histories, OoBs, minor fixes and additions)
  15. Gparkes (talk · contribs) I have a variety of interests, from Missouri to North Carolina units, to battles, their OoBs and under appreciated leaders. I enjoy a good story. My most recent project is work on Jefferson C. Davis.
  16. Jojhutton (talk · contribs)
  17. Mojoworker (talk · contribs)
  18. North Shoreman (talk · contribs)
  19. Sf46 (talk · contribs) (Primary interest is in Louisiana, Maryland, and Oklahoma as well as other areas of lesser known Civil War History)
  20. Spacini (talk · contribs) (ACW regimental histories, Kentucky in the Civil War, Kansas in the Civil War, & orders of battle.)
  21. Star Mississippi (talk · contribs), museums and historic sites that happen to be Civil War related.
  22. Wild Wolf (talk · contribs) (Mostly Pennsylvania in the Civil War and orders of battle. Also a little of anything and everything else.)

If you wish to identify yourself as a participant of this task force, simply copy and paste one of these userboxes to your user page:

Copy text Result
{{Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Outreach/User WPMILHIST American Civil War task force}}
US Secession map 1865.svg This user is a member of the
American Civil War task force of the Military history WikiProject.
{{Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Members/User WPMILHIST American Civil War task force2}}
Sabres.svg This user is a member of the
American Civil War task force of the Military history WikiProject.

Award[edit]

ACW Barnstar.png The American Civil War Barnstar
If you think someone in the project has done an outstanding job editing Civil War related articles, award them the "The American Civil War Barnstar" by placing {{subst:ACWTF Barnstar|Message ~~~~}} on their talk page.

Article statistics[edit]

The table to the right shows the current article assessment statistics for this task force.

A list of the top 500 most popular articles within our scope, as well as the number of page views each article received over the past month, can be found here.

With most of our articles assessed as Stub- or Start-Class, there's a lot of work to be done. However, we also have a significant number of good, A-Class, and featured articles, which have been assessed as amongst the best Wikipedia has to offer. These article serve as a yardstick for what can be achieved and should be aimed for, and can provide ideas about how to write an article and what sources to consult; they are listed below:

Featured articles
Featured lists
A-Class articles
Good articles
American Civil War task force assessment statistics logcategory

Open tasks[edit]

Attention needed
...to referencing and citation (4,766) • ...to coverage and accuracy (3,321) • ...to structure (797) • ...to grammar (125) • ...to supporting materials (1,200)
Popular pages
Full list
Cleanup needed  
Add an article here!
Requested articles 
Battle of CoffeevilleDakota Territory in the American Civil WarWyoming in the American Civil WarGeorge Yost CoffinCharles F. CollinsAndrew Wills GouldEbenezer MagoffinHenry MauryJames AshbyGeorge A.H. BlakeAlbemarle CadyHenry Boynton ClitzWilliam Watts Hart DavisBenjamin D. FearingMoses HarrisCharles A. HickmanRichard Henry JacksonJohn H. KingWilliam Raymond LeeJohn LoveFrancis LowePeter S. MichieJohn Gibson ParkhurstGeorge Washington RainsPaul Joseph RevereThomas Grimke RhettJames B. SpeersCharles S. SteedmanHenry Dwight TerryCharles Stuart TriplerJames Henry Van AlenRequested American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients
Expansion needed  
31st Maine Infantry Regiment56th Illinois InfantryBattle of Amelia SpringsBattle of BerryvilleBattle of Blair's LandingBattle of BoonsboroughBattle of Cabin CreekBattle of Fort Sumter IIBattle of Guard HillBattle of Middle Boggy DepotBattle of Rice's StationBattle of Simmon's BluffBattle of Summit PointBattle of Yellow BayouCharleston ArsenalEdenton Bell BatteryElmira PrisonFirst Battle of DaltonSamuel BentonBlackshear PrisonOrris S. FerryEdwin ForbesHiram B. GranburyHenry Thomas HarrisonBen Hardin HelmLouis Hébert (colonel)Benjamin G. HumphreysLunsford L. LomaxMaynard CarbineDaniel RugglesThomas W. ShermanHezekiah G. SpruillSmith Percussion CarbineEdward C. WalthallConfederate States Secretary of the NavyConfederate States Secretary of the TreasuryDelaware in the American Civil WarIronclad BoardUnited States Military RailroadKansas in the American Civil WarOther American Civil War battle stubsOther American Civil War stubs

Images needed  
Battle of Athens (1861)Battle of Lone JackJames S. Rains
Merging needed  
USS William G. Putnam (1857) and USS General Putnam (1857)1st Regiment New York Mounted Rifles and 7th Regiment New York Volunteer Cavalry
Citations needed  
Add an article here!
Translation needed 
Add an article here!

Article alerts[edit]

Good article nominees
Peer reviews

Resources[edit]

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper[edit]

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper was a general illustrated news magazine out of New York City. There are numerous articles and wood engravings of events before, during, and after the American Civil War (many based on war artist sketches). Note that due to the news cycle for images at the time, the corresponding illustrations may be weeks or months after the event in question occurred. Likewise, many place names are misspelled and idiosyncratic or uncommon names for battles are used. NOTE: To extract an image at high-resolution, zoom in to the highest magnification in the browser-viewer, then right-click save.

Selections of the various wood engravings were later collected and presented in the following volumes, where those that are selected are usually in more-pristine condition than in the original newspaper (there is less newsprint bleed):

Harper's Weekly[edit]

Harper's Weekly was a rival illustrated newspaper to Frank Leslie's, published in New York City and operating in much the same format. Note that due to the news cycle for images at the time, the corresponding illustrations may be weeks or months after the event in question occurred. Likewise, many place names are misspelled and idiosyncratic or uncommon names for battles are used. NOTE: To extract an image at high-resolution, zoom in to the highest magnification in the browser-viewer, then right-click save.