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Civil War, U.S.
American Civil War: Letters and Diaries
This resource knits together more than 400 sources of diaries, letters, and memoirs, to provide fast access to thousands of views on almost every aspect of the war.
Civil War Diaries and Letters
Diaries, correspondence and photographs.
Civil War Women
Letters and memoirs of three women: a secessionist, a Union supporter, and a schoolgirl whose hometown of Gallatin Tennessee was occupied by Union soldiers.
Crisis of the Union
"Documents about the causes, conduct and consequences of the U.S. civil war. " Addresses political, economic, social, religious, racial and gender issues.
Reconstruction: the Second Civil War
A small selection of texts that document the new realities post-Civil War.
Selected Civil War Photographs
This collection contains 1118 photographs. Images include scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle, and battle after-effects. The collection also includes portraits of both Confederate and Union officers, and a selection of enlisted men.
Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War
Histories of two communities on either side of the Mason-Dixon line. Includes an electronic archives of the sources on which the narrative is based: maps & images, church records, military records, letters & diaries, newspapers and public records.
The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies
The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, the Official Records are compiled in 127 volumes, plus a General Index and accompanying Atlas. Editor Robert N. Scott. The reports contained in the Official Records are those of the principal leaders who fought the battles and then wrote their assessments days, weeks, and sometimes months later. The Official Records are thus the eyewitness accounts of the veterans themselves. As such they are "often flawed sources – poorly written in some cases, lacking perspective in others, frequently contradictory and occasionally even self-serving." Nevertheless, they were compiled before the publication of other literature on the subject that, in several cases, caused some veterans to alter their memory and perception of events later in life.