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American Civil War Resources
A service of the Connecticut State Library and your local library

Connecticut Resources

Civil War Book List
Linda Williams's book list for the American Civil War. Includes picture books and early readers as well as novels for students up to grade 10.
 
Civil War era images from Connecticut Digital Collections/Connecticut History Online
 
Connecticut & the Civil War: A Sesquicentennial Commemoration
Matthew Warshauer's Central Connecticut State University web page on Civil War commemoration information and activities in Connecticut.
 
Newspapers of Connecticut
The Newspapers of Connecticut collection is a sample collection of historical newspapers covering the various regions, perspectives and topics of the Civil War era in Connecticut. Titles are being added on an ongoing basis. Included in this collection is the Connecticut War Record from 1863-1865.
 
Research Guide to Civil War materials at the Connecticut State Library
 
Sampling of Civil War era images, letters, newspapers, etc. from Connecticut State Library collections
 
Sampling of items in reQuest, Connecticut's statewide library catalog, related to Connecticut and the Civil War
 

National Resources

American Civil War Collections
The Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia is home to a variety of primary source materials on the American Civil War, including letters, diaries and newspapers. Letter collections include searchable transcriptions as well as digital images of the manuscripts.
 
Civil War Washington
Examines the U.S. national capital from multiple perspectives as a case study of social, political, cultural and medical/scientific transitions provoked or accelerated by the Civil War.
 
Free Teaching and Learning Resources - Civil War
Free Federal Resources for Educational Excellence. Teaching and learning resources from federal agencies.
 
National Park Service - The Civil War
The Civil War site of the National Park Service
 
U.S. Senate Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War
A description of the work of the committee from its authorization in December of 1861 to its final report May 22, 1865.
 
Visualizing Emancipation
An ongoing mapping project, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, that sheds light on when and where men and women became free in the Civil War South.


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