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Civil War Primary Sources

Selected websites for identifying primary sources related to study of the American Civil War, Apr 12, 1861 – Apr 9, 1865


Dispatches & Battles

Antietam on the Web
Site chronicling the Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam) with battle maps, soldier diaries and letters, and officer report transcriptions.

Making of America: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies
Scanned pages from a 30-volume set concerning the orders, reports, and correspondence of the Union and Confederate navies.

Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library
Contains the first 31-volumes of The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, as well as photographs and prints from the life of Grant.

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies
Scanned 70-volume work concerning formal reports, correspondence, and orders of the Union and Confederate armies.
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