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US Civil War: Selected Resources


This guide is a compilation of many of the Civil War resources at the Library of Congress, along with links to selected resources outside the Library. The resources are organized by format. The purpose of this guide is to present researchers with selected sources through which they can begin and expand their scope of study of the American Civil War. It is not meant to serve as an exhaustive source for Civil War sources accessible through the Library of Congress.

One exhibit that deserves special mention is the American Treasures exhibit, A More Perfect Union. This online exhibition of digitized images of the rarest, most interesting or significant items relating to the Civil War in the Library's collection, includes maps, pictures, and manuscript pages. Also of interest is an article on the contents of Abraham Lincoln's pockets on the evening of his assassination.

For further exploration of this topic, see our Search Tips on the Civil War

Compiled by Will Elsbury, Reference Specialist
Humanities and Social Sciences Division

Prepared under the auspices of The Library of Congress Recommended Links Group

Bull Run, Va. Ruins of railroad bridge at Blackburn's Ford

Table of Contents

Digital Resources
     Music and Sound Recordings
     Resource Guides
     For Teachers & Young Audiences
External Resources
Selected Bibliography
Search Tips

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2nd Battle of Bull Run, Va., 1862
Civil War glass negative collection
Prints and Photographs Division
Library of Congress
Digital ID: LC-DIG-cwpb-01547

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