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The approach of the sesquicentennial in 2011 of the start of the Civil War has inspired a drive to improve related Wikipedia articles to featured status, and to see as many of these as possible appear on the main page on their respective 150th anniversaries. Such date-specific articles will include the American Civil War page itself, as well as those of major battles. Other articles within the scope of this drive will include key political and military leaders, and certain general aspects of the conflict. The list of articles currently targeted for improvement appears below, and will be added to subject to discussion on drive's talk page. If you are interested in participating in this drive, please add your name and specialties to the Contributors table, and any resources you can access to the Sources list.

Guidelines[edit]

Targeting articles for featured article status[edit]

Battles[edit]

  • Articles on battles should be targeted on the date(s) which is the battle's 150th Anniversary. Battles lasting more than one day are to be targeted for any of the dates which compose its 150th Anniversary with the primary emphasis being on gaining Featured Article status on the first day of that battle.

Biography[edit]

  • The authors of biographical articles should select three dates which are the 150th Anniversary of dates during the American Civil War on which the article's subject performed actions of particular note. These three dates will constitute the targeted dates for Featured-article status.

General articles[edit]

Progress[edit]

Featured Articles: 9.1% complete
A-Class Articles or higher: 11.4% complete
Good Articles or higher: 29.5% complete
New featured pictures: 2% complete
FPs: 1

Ratings[edit]

The following articles are, thus far, included within the scope of the American Civil War sesquicentennial drive. If you would like to suggest an article for inclusion in the scope of the effort, please do so on the discussion page.

Battles[edit]

Land battles[edit]

Article Grade Editor(s) currently engaged Applicable TFA date(s) Notes
Articles past anniversary date
Battle of Fort Sumter B April 12, 2011
First Battle of Bull Run B July 21, 2011
Battle of Wilson's Creek B August 10, 2011
Battle of Pea Ridge B March 6, 2012
Battle of Glorieta Pass B March 28, 2012 Part of the "On this day" section on March 28th, 2012.
Battle of Shiloh Featured article FA Already was a TFA Project will still monitor article quality
Capture of New Orleans B April 21, 2012 or May 1, 2012
Battle of Antietam GA September 17, 2012
Battle of Fredericksburg B LeonidasSpartan December 13, 2012
Articles coming up on an anniversary date
Battle of Chancellorsville B May 2, 2013
Battle of Gettysburg GA July 1, 2013 Has FP
Siege of Vicksburg GA July 4, 2013
Siege of Port Hudson C July 9, 2013
Battle of Chickamauga B September 19, 2013
Battle of Missionary Ridge B November 25, 2013
Battle of the Wilderness B May 5, 2014
Atlanta Campaign C May 7, 2014
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House B May 8, 2014 Has FP
Battle of Cold Harbor B June 3, 2014
Siege of Petersburg B June 9, 2012
Battle of Atlanta GA July 22, 2014
Price's Raid B August 28, 2014
Battle of Franklin B November 30, 2014
Battle of Nashville B December 15, 2014
Battle of Bentonville B March 19, 2015
Battle of Appomattox Court House C April 9, 2015

Naval battles[edit]

Article Grade Editor(s) currently engaged Applicable TFA date(s) Notes
Trent Affair B November 8, 2011
Battle of Hampton Roads GA March 9, 2012
Action of 17 February 1864 Start February 17, 2014
Battle of Mobile Bay B August 5, 2014

Admirals and other naval figures[edit]

Confederate admirals and other important naval figures[edit]

Article Grade Editor(s) currently engaged Applicable TFA date(s) Notes
Raphael Semmes C
Franklin Buchanan Start September 17, 1800 – May 11, 1874

Union admirals and other naval figures[edit]

Article Grade Editor(s) currently engaged Applicable TFA date(s) Notes
David Dixon Porter C Has FP.
David Farragut B

Generals and other notable army officers[edit]

Confederate generals[edit]

Article Grade Editor(s) currently engaged Applicable TFA date(s) Notes
P.G.T. Beauregard B
Braxton Bragg B Has FP.
Jefferson Davis B
Jubal Early B
Stonewall Jackson B
Albert Sidney Johnston Start
J.E. Johnston C
Nathan Bedford Forrest B
A. P. Hill B
Robert E. Lee B
James Longstreet GA
J.E.B. Stuart B
John S. Mosby C

Union generals[edit]

Article Grade Editor(s) currently engaged Applicable TFA date(s) Notes
Don Carlos Buell Start
Ambrose Burnside GA
John Buford B
Joshua Chamberlain B
Ulysses S. Grant B
Joseph Hooker B
Winfield S. Hancock Featured article FA
Abraham Lincoln GA
George B. McClellan Featured article FA
George Meade B
Montgomery C. Meigs Start
Philip Sheridan B
William T. Sherman Featured article FA
George Henry Thomas Start
William Rosecrans C

General topics[edit]

Article Grade Editor(s) currently engaged Applicable TFA date(s) Notes
American Civil War A-Class article A April 12, 2011, May 26, 2015 (Surrender of Kirby Smith, do so if Fort Sumter denied)
Eastern Theater of the American Civil War B April 12, 2011 - May 26, 2015
Western Theater of the American Civil War B April 12, 2011 - May 26, 2015
List of American Civil War battles List Mojoworker NA

Contributors[edit]

Please add your names and specialties to the list below:

  1. Buggie111 (talk · contribs · count) – Nearly anything, though not so many refs.
  2. The Bushranger (talk · contribs · count) – Copyediting; possible work on Natural Bridge battle or other Florida stuff.
  3. Coemgenus (talk · contribs) -- I came here looking to help get Antietam featured by its sesquicentennial date, but I'll help on whatever else I can, too. --Coemgenus (talk) 15:47, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
  4. Damon.cluck (talk · contribs) – Primarily Arkansas related units, leaders and battles.
  5. Guoguo12 (talk · contribs) – I'm willing to work on anything.
  6. Historical Perspective (talk · contribs · count) – Primarily Massachusetts units and leaders but have read extensively on most of the major campaigns/theatres, strongest when it comes to the Army of the Potomac. Willing to work on any aspect of this effort.
  7. LeonidasSpartan (talk · contribs) – Confederate history would be my strongest suit. I work on most anything though.
  8. Mojoworker (talk · contribs) – I'm willing to work on the Department of the Northwest as well as most any part of this project. I may have some references that could be useful.
  9. Sturmvogel_66 (talk · contribs) – Ironclad ships of both sides.
  10. Wild Wolf (talk · contribs) – Mostly battles and campaign histories, especially referencing.
  11. Zaldax (talk · contribs) – I'm willing to help with most anything, including research to fill in the gaps. I'm especially supportive of any aim to get Antietam featured by its sesquicentennial date, as I've been to that battlefield more times than I can count.

Outreach[edit]

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Flag of the United States.svgCSA FLAG 4.3.1861-21.5.1861.svg This user is part of Operation Brothers at War, a special project of the Military history WikiProject.

Sources[edit]

E-books[edit]

Biography[edit]

Title Author Publication Date
Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War[1] Henderson, G. F. R. 1898

Military history[edit]

Title Author Publication Date
The American Indian as Participant in the Civil War [2] Abel, Annie Heloise

Memoirs[edit]

External links[edit]

Title Link
Selective Civil War Photographs Here
"Disunion" at The New York Times [3]

Additional sources[edit]