Civil War Primary Source Documents

The Civil War Primary Source Documents collection, drawn from the holdings of the New-York Historical Society, is comprised of over 110,000 pages from over 400 individual collections, and focuses on the War as it was fought from both Northern and Southern perspectives.

Content Includes:

- Over 110,000 pages from over 400 individual collections
-Extensive correspondence from both the Confederate and Union troops, societies and individuals and their families
-Diaries from soldiers on the field and civilians on the homefront
-Hand-drawn illustrations, maps, and engineering notebooks
-Military content from both the army and navy, from the front lines to hospitals and prisons
-Letters and first person accounts from such well-known leaders as Ulysses S. Grant, as well as accounts from individual soldiers and sailors

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