Honoring the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War from 2011-2015.

The 1913 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

Mission Statement:
Our mission is to encourage discussion of the Civil War and provide a platform for scholars to present the findings of their research.

The Auburn Civil War Society formed in the fall of 2011 as an additional outlet for scholars interested in the Civil War to meet, share ideas, discuss research, and organize panels for upcoming conferences.


The ACWS is currently in a leadership transition and will be updated in the near future.

- Last Full Update April 2, 2015 -
- Minor Update April 18, 2017 -

Auburn University will host The Yellowhammer War: A Civil War Symposium will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Langdon Hall. The event is free and open to public. Join us to mark the Civil War sesquicentennial and learn about Alabama's role in, and experience of, the Civil War and its aftermath. Click the link below for more information about the schedule, speakers, and sponsors.

American Civil War Collection Auburn University faculty and students can access a database trial lasting until April 30 for the following: American Civil War Collection: http://infoweb.newsbank.com/best/knowacwc American Civil War Collection, 1860-1922: From the American Antiquarian Society
Website: http://www.readex.com/content/american-civil-war-collection-1860-1922-american-antiquarian-society
PDF Flyer: http://www.readex.com/sites/default/files/AmericanCivilWar-flyer_0.pdf
Notable Titles: http://www.readex.com/content/american-civil-war-collection-1860-1922-american-antiquarian-society

Dr. Noe will present "Alabama's Civil War Revisited," on January 16th from 12-1pm at the Alabama Department of Archives and History as part of the ArchiTreats Lecture Series. http://archives.state.al.us/whatsnew/press_release_ArchiTreats2014Schedule_121713.pdf

American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar and Museum of the Confederacy Join Forces http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/local/civil-war-center-confederacy-museum-join-forces/article_0295cb9f-fd5a-5177-98e8-0e1f5f46a6c2.html?goback=%2Egde_141687_member_5826664062322237441#%21

Dr. Kenneth W. Noe contributed articles to The New York Times: Disunion: Modern Historians Revisit and Reconsider the Civil War from Lincoln's Election to the Emancipation Proclamation (New York: Black Dog & Leventhal, 2013)

Congratulations to Dr. Kenneth W. Noe, the ACWS members (Dr. Patricia A. Hoskins, Dr. Ben H. Severance, and Dr. Jennifer Newman Trevino) and other contributors on the publication of The Yellowhammer War: The Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2014).

The National Civil War Project

Vignettes of Historic Civil War Battles

This Shattered, Bullet-Riddled Stump Shows the Violent Intensity of Civil War Battle

The Civil War in COLOR for the First Time

Interactive: Seeking Abraham Lincoln at the Gettysburg Address

The New York Times "Disunion" page features former AU History grad student Rod Steward

150 Years of Misunderstanding the Civil War

Conservation for Big Guns that Opened the Civil War

Exhibition of Civil War, Naval, Postal, and Alabama History Artifacts Opens at Draughon Library. http://wireeagle.auburn.edu/news/5182

Surgeon: Stonewall Jackson Death Likely Pneumonia

Keith Hebert Presenting at Architreats at ADAH on April 18th

USS Monitor Civil War Sailors Buried at Arlington National Cemetery 150 Years Later

Originally Posted March 23, 2012 and updated April 29, 2013 with new links to related works.
Kenneth W. Noe's "The Road to Gardiner's Store" appeared in The New York Times Online Opinion Pages followed by "Rebel Whimper" and "The Drought That Changed the War".

The Baptist History & Heritage Society's annual conference in Richmond (May 20-22, 2013) is themed "Faith, Freedom, Forgiveness: Religion and the Civil War, Emancipation and Reconciliation in Our Time." Harry Stout and Ed Ayers are the headliners, and program details are available here.

On November 9, 2012, Charles Wexler participated in a "Civil War Naval Technology," symposium hosted by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. The presentation aired on C-SPAN 3, and is available to view at http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/309361-4

Experts Find New Evidence in Submarine Mystery

3-D Sonar Provides New View of Civil War Shipwreck

U.S. Postal History and Civil War Era Artifacts Donated to Auburn University Libraries

Former AU Graduate Student Rod Steward's Research Highlighted in the Associated Press
Rod Steward will present his research at the AU Archives at 3pm on September 20th

The 2012 Discover Auburn Lecture Series:
  "Harriet Beecher Stowe: Devil or Angel" by Bert Hitchcock from 1-19-2012
  "Building a Civil War Virtual Library: The ASERL Digitization Project" by Aaron Trehub from 2-16-2012
  "Transcribing Civil War Materials" by Linda Thornton from 3-22-2012

Daniel Day-Lewis Embodies Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's Historical Drama

The 20 Most Influential Americans of All Time

Rare Lincoln Death Report
C.S.S. Georgia to be Preserved
Complete Civil War Submarine Unveiled for First Time
Virginia Museum Displays Civil War Photos of Young Girls in Hopes of Solving Mystery
23 Gravestones Go Missing from D. C. Civil War Cemetery
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/11/23-gravestones-go-missing-from-dc-civil-war-cemete/ Eric Sipes, Senior Archaeologist with Southern Research, Historic Preservation Consultants, Inc., presented "Yankees in Our Backyard: Rousseau's Raid through East Alabama, July 1864" at the meeting of the East Alabama Archaeological Society on March 13th at the Lee County Historical Building in Loachapoka.
Listen to this presentation.

Auburn PhD Graduate Shines Spotlight on Baptists and the Civil War http://www.cla.auburn.edu/history/display_news.cfm?NewsArticleID=720

Video of Dr. Noe's presentation "The Reluctant Rebels: The Confederates Who Joined the Army after 1861" from Thursday, December 1st @ RBD Library. http://www.lib.auburn.edu/discoverauburn/2011/

Discover Auburn Lecture Series
Lectures are held in the Special Collections Department of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.