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Sources Elsewhere: Civil War
Civil War 150: A Commemoration by the National Portrait Gallery
A series of seven related exhibitions complements the installation of Civil War portraits and related objects that are on display in the museum’s “American Origins,” exhibition which charts the nation's story from pre-colonial days through the end of the nineteenth century.
Civil War Glass Negativess and Related Prints (Library of Congress)
This online collection provides access to about 7,000 different views and portraits made during the American Civil War (1861-1865) and its immediate aftermath.
Civil War in the American South
An Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) portal. This site currently links to more than 3 items from 30 libraries. The shared collection continues to grow, providing ready access to a world-class collection of primary source materials from the American Civil War era.
Civil War Photos (U.S. National Archives)
Select audiovisual records from the National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC
The Henry Pippitt Diaries - 1862-1865 (Cleo Redd Fisher Museum, Loudonville, OH)
Three journals kept by Union soldier Henry Pippitt intimately describe life in Company G of the 104th Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the American Civil War, digitized by University of Tennessee Libraries
The Valley of the Shadow
The Valley of the Shadow is a digital archive of primary sources that document the lives of people in Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania, during the era of the American Civil War. Here you may explore thousands of original documents that allow you to see what life was like during the Civil War for the men and women of Augusta and Franklin.
From Our Library: Books on the Civil War
Below are just some examples of the library's materials on the Civil War.
American Civil War by
Call Number: REF 973.7 HIL
Publication Date: 1999-12-06
Describes and interprets the era of the Civil War, its events, and topics with viewpoints, definitions, report topics, chronologies, sidebars, and statistics.
American Civil War by
Call Number: REF 973.71 AME Vol. 1 & 2
Publication Date: 2008-04-11
V.1. A soldier's life -- Family and community -- Religion -- Popular culture. V.2. Health and medicine -- Work and economy -- Politics -- Effects of the war on slaves and freedpeople -- Reconciliation and remembrance.
Mothers of Invention by
Call Number: 973.715042 FAU
Publication Date: 1997-09-30
Discusses the situation of white women in slave-holding families during the Civil War, showing how they responded to their new responsibilities as heads of households, loss of prosperity, and a changing society.
Religion and the American Civil War by
Call Number: 973.778 REL
Publication Date: 1998-11-05
The sixteen essays in this volume address the question of the role played by religion in the American Civil War. The authors show that religion, understood in its broadest context as a culture and community of faith, was found wherever the war was found.
The American Civil War by
Call Number: 973.7 KEE
Publication Date: 2009-10-20
While offering original and perceptive insights into psychology, ideology, demographics, and economics, Keegan reveals the war’s hidden shape—a consequence of leadership, the evolution of strategic logic, and, above all, geography.
The Poetry of the American Civil War by
Call Number: 811 POE
Publication Date: 2011-05-01
Steinmetz brings together an extensive collection of verse inspired by this nation's bloodiest conflict. This is poetry written by ordinary people and is presented to illustrate the many and varied responses they had to the conflagration.
Civil War Art & Photography
Music from the Civil War Era