Here you will find
outstanding maps published over the years by the US Military Academy:
Here is a nice link to World
War I content:
Here are a few really nice
links to Napoleonic history:
Interested in the US Air
Force?...check out their museum website:
For a nice selection of
photos and text on AFVs and artillery weapons of the USA, Britain, Germany,
and Japan, check out the US Army Ordnance Museum:
For some nifty backgrounds,
screensavers and wallpaper:
A good central location for
researching the Arthurian Legend:
For a marvelous link to
Napoleonic study created by Kevin Zucker (hats, please, and no gum chewing):
Here is an awesome array of
links to American Civil War history:
good text on battles, soldier
rosters, more links:
American merchant marine at
digitized text from the New
York Times 1860-1866, browsable!
124,000 photos, maps, charts,
documents, including ACW material:
nice general ACW source, with
biographies, text, maps, photos:
statistical report on the
Here is the link to the Civil
War Preservation Trust:
Encyclopedia of British
History: 1700-1950 -
This site is an outstanding resource for anyone studying this period in
British history. The encyclopedia currently contains over 2,000 entries and is
being added to continuously. It is "an attempt to show the history of
Britain through the eyes of people from all levels of society. Each entry
includes narrative, illustrations, primary sources and bibliography."
Produced by Spartacus, a publishing company formed by a group of teachers.
Map History / History of Cartography - http://ihr.sas.ac.uk/maps/
Tools for discovering the history of cartography here include recommended
literature, collections, conferences, map dealers, exhibitions, map
collections and collecting, globes, societies, and current research. Go to
Image Sites for many annotated links to map images on the Web and Web Articles
for links to articles and commentaries on cartography. The author
is a retired map librarian from the British Library in London. A Virtual
The British Empire - http://www.britishempire.co.uk/
"The British Empire is the largest formal empire the world has ever
known. As such, its power and influence stretched all over the globe; shaping
it in all manner of ways." This site examines the scope and impact of the
British Empire from a number of different perspectives, showing how the
British affected the regions they governed as well as how those regions
affected the British. It features sections on the armed forces and biography,
as well as maps, articles, timelines, and a discussion area.
Armamentarium - http://museums.ncl.ac.uk/archive/arma/welc/begin.htm
Subtitled The Beginners' Guide to Roman Military Equipment, this site is a
very authoritative and easy to use introduction to Roman arms and armor;
providing the user with both textual material and illustrations that describe
the armour of Imperial Rome. The head to toe guide describes the dress and
equipment of Roman soldiers and the FAQ provides detailed
answers to common questions about Roman military dress and weapons.
Ostia: the Harbour of Ancient Rome - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ostia/
This searchable site is about the harbor founded, according to legend, by King
Ancus Marcius in the seventh century B.C. The Topographical Dictionary
contains an illustrated glossary of building terms, with photos, and building
types, which explains the uses of various buildings.
Currently there are research projects about the religion and bakeries. Also
included are ancient texts in Greek and Latin (most with English translations)
mentioning Ostia, graffiti, a bibliography, and related resources.
Parthian Empire - http://www.parthia.com/
A searchable history of this ancient Persian empire. Its boundaries covered
all of contemporary Iran and portions of Iraq, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Information is provided about their
calendar and rulers, with a timeline of ancient world events. Also included is
information about geography (many maps), art and culture, numismatics (many
photos, including coins issued by Rome about Parthia).
Roman Emperors (De Imperatoribus Romanis) - http://www.roman-emperors.org/
Find biographical information on the rulers of ancient Rome. Included is a
catalog with images of Roman coins that were issued with visages of the rulers
and family members. There are also maps, including one for the city of Rome,
topographical maps of selected portions of the ancient world, and of Europe
dating from 1 A.D. through 1300 A.D. There is a battle index
with a brief description and related maps. Stemmata (family trees) for many of
the rulers are accessible through the Imperial Index.
Rome: From Republic to Empire -
This site includes brief information on a wide range of topics about Rome's
history, culture, and civilization. Included are slavery, Roman nomenclature,
government, clothing, social classes, Roman baths, gladiator games, chariot
racing, and more. Images are also provided. Additionally, there are related
print and Internet resources.
The Romans in Britain - http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/romans/home.html
Interactive site designed for primary grades covering the City of Rome and the
Roman Empire, the invasion of Britain, the Celt rebellion, Roman defence,
army, roads, places, leisure, families and children, technology, religion, and
remains; with timeline, glossary, activities, fun facts, and quizzes. From the
British Broadcasting Corporation's Education division.
Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe - http://www.euratlas.com/
This atlas by cartographer Christos Nüssli depicts "with accuracy the
states of this continent every first day of each centennial year from AD 1 to
AD 1700." There is a special section of maps of the Roman Empire and a
link to a collection of Roman Imperial battle maps from De Imperatoribus
Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors.
Variety of Civil War Maps Now
The Library of Congress has posted a large number of Civil War maps online.
The collection is not complete -- eventually it'll contain selections from the
over 2200 Civil War maps and over 70 atlases owned by the LOC -- but there's
already a lot to view at
You may search by keyword or browse by place, subject, creator, or title. I
searched for Gettysburg and got 76 results. Results list only the name of the
map, some of which are not contemporary with the war (the first result is a
map from 1914). Click on the map name and you'll get a thumbnail, creation
dates, and notes. Clicking on the map image gets you a zoomable larger version
of the map, in addition to a link to a downloadable MrSID version (hey,
where's the PDF version?)
Browse the subjects if you get a chance. The aerial map of Richmond, drawn in
1862, is something, as is the sketch of the battlefield of Mill Springs.