Steve Winter has a nice photo essay of battlefield sites taken during his 2001 trip across the Northern plains. He visited teh sites of the Little Bighorn, Fort Phil Kearny, the Fetterman Massacre, and the Wagonbox Fight.
The Library of Congress has an incredible archive of film footage from the Spanish American War.
This presentation features 68 motion pictures produced between 1898 and 1901 of the Spanish-American War and the subsequent Philippine Revolution. The Spanish-American War was the first U.S. war in which the motion picture camera played a role. These films were made by the Edison Manufacturing Company and the American Mutoscope & Biograph Company and consist of actualities filmed in the U.S., Cuba, and the Philippines, showing troops, ships, notable figures, and parades, as well as reenactments of battles and other war-time events. The Special Presentation presents the motion pictures in chronological order together with brief essays that provide a historical context for their filming.
It’s inspired me to get out some of my old Spanish American 15mm miniatures for a game.
I know you won’t believe me, but there’s more to painting Austrian Napoleonic uniforms than endless seas of white. You can find more details in the uniform guide here.
Vincent Tume offers a Fire and Fury scenario generator program. I can’t test it, because I don’t own a macintosh. But I’d really like someone out there to give it a go and tell me what its like.
Tim Greene has a good site for playing miniatures wargames set in the victorian American West. There is lots of information on the combatants, plus battle reports and rules reviews.