Antebellum U.S. and Civil War

Antebellum U.S. and Civil War Primary Sources

This is a subpage of the Primary Sources collection.


Cornell University’s Making of America Project:

Cornell’s online access to the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion:

Univ. of Michigan’s Making of America Project (primarily 19th c. periodicals):

Richmond (VA) Daily Dispatch- Nov. 1860– Dec. 1865

The Southern Homefront in the Civil War:

University of Wisconsin Digital Collections:

University of Illinois Digital Collections (newspapers and agriculture):

Valley of the Shadow Project (Civil War):

Archives of Maryland Online

Smithsonian website, publishing the diary of a Civil War soldier:

Abraham Lincoln Documents

Wisconsin Historical Society (both Wisconsin and a broad selection of Midwest records)

Civil War on the Western Border by Kansas City Public Library  (contributed by Jeremy Neely)