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.
- 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