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American Civil War Collection at the Electronic Text Center

American Civil War Collections at the Electronic Text Center The Electronic Text Center is home to a variety of primary source material on the American Civil War, including letters, diaries and newspapers.

Letter collections include searchable transcriptions as well as digital images of the manuscripts.


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Letters Letters Written to Henry A. Bitner
From originals in the University of Virginia Department of Special Collections, donated by Jack Bitner of Mt. Gretna, PA.
22 letters written to Henry A. Bitner of Shippensburg, Franklin Co., PA, between May, 1861 and May, 1863.
The John and James Booker Civil War Letters
From originals in the University of Virginia Department of Special Collections.
22 letters (July 1861 - April 1864) from twin brothers John and James Booker of Pittsylvania Co., VA, to their cousin Chloe Unity Blair. Includes family tree information from Booker and Blair family Bibles.
William Francis Brand Civil War Letters
From originals donated by W. Brand McCaskill to the University of Virginia Library Department of Special Collections.
134 letters (ca. 1857-1866) written by W.F. Brand to his future wife Amanda C. Armentrout, with additional letters from friends and relatives. Includes photos and sounds files!
The Brooks Family Civil War Letters
From the Valley of the Shadow.
Correspondence (1861-1863) by or about four brothers from Waynesboro, Augusta Co., VA who served in the Confederate Army. Includes photo gallery.
The Corinne Carr Nettleton Civil War Collection
From originals donated by Corinne Carr Nettleton to the University of Virginia Library Department of Special Collections.
This is the correspondence of sweethearts Adelaide Case and Charles Tenney. It includes approximately 100 letters written between 1861 and 1863, when Charles was enlisted in an Ohio regiment.
Civil War Letters and Diary of Charles Berry Senior
A digital collection donated by Anne Stinehart Tjaden to the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia.
Diary and eleven letters (1864-1865) written by Charles Berry Senior to his father.
Letters and Diaries From The Civil War
From the Valley of the Shadow.
Letters written to and from soldiers from Augusta Co., VA and Franklin Co., PA.
Official Records of the War for Augusta and Franklin counties.
From the Valley of the Shadow.
From the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion (Army Official Records).
Texts Texts Related to the Civil War
Fiction, poetry, essays and historical material relating to the American Civil War, from the Etext Center's Modern English Collection. Includes Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
Student Projects University of Virginia: HIUS 403: "Digital History and the American Civil War." (1997)
These projects represent the work of six teams of students at the University of Virginia. The projects are fully developed web sites which feature letters of Peter Boyer, Lucius Mox, Adam Kersh and more. The letters are presented within discussions of various themes:home and loved ones, military service, death and spirituality.
The Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective The Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective
THE CIVIL WAR: A Newspaper Perspective contains the full text of over 11,000 articles from over 2500 issues of The New York Herald, the Richmond Enquirer, and The Charleston Mercury, published between November 1, 1860 and April 30, 1865. This archive is maintained by Accessible Archives. This copy is available only to University of Virginia users under the terms of our license with the publisher.

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