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A short post for today. I’ve been busy locating and cataloging  ”primary sources” related to the Civil War for my reading and research. It’s also the focus of an assignment due at the end of next week. I’ve started a new filter for sorting inks to those sites that I’m finding.

 Abraham Lincoln Papers - The Library of Congress

Please feel free to share if you have any suggestions. I’m amazed at the breadth of information. Well organized sites are preferred. So far – and not unexpectedly – national archives and universities have proved the best sources. I am very hopeful that projects to digitize important historical documents will continue.

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3 Responses to In Search of Primary Civil War Sources

  1. [...] impressed with the photographic record of the American Civil War. In my ongoing search for ”primary sources,” I have been exploring the National Archives and The Library of Congress. The photographic [...]

  2. Rene Tyree says:

    Thanks Larry. Much appreciated.

    Rene

  3. Laurence Freiheit says:

    Rene,

    In case you haven’t seen these yet; they all have materials relating to the ACW:

    Ohio State Univ.:

    http://ehistory.osu.edu/osu/default.cfm

    http://ehistory.osu.edu/index.cfm

    US Army at Carlisle;

    http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/

    http://www.ahco.army.mil/site/index.jsp

    Virginia Tech:

    http://www.civilwar.vt.edu/

    US Navy:

    http://www.history.navy.mil/index.html

    LSU:

    http://www.cwc.lsu.edu/

    A list of ACW recommended books:

    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/roots-l/genealog/genealog.cw-bio

    ACW intel:

    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/additional-publications/civil-war/index.html

    A site containing interesting CW materials:

    http://www.civilwarhome.com/index.html

    As you know, there are many other sites related to specific battles, commanders, etc. which are available.

    A list of blog sites I find useful is: http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/TWIB061506.htm

    Larry F.

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