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Confederate States of America Collection

Publications issued in the South during the Civil War

The Confederate State of America Collection brings together publications selected from the Library's general collections and books received from such sources as the Rebel Archives of the War Department. The 1,812-volume collection is particularly rich in documents issued by the individual state governments and the congress, departments, and offices of the Confederate States of America. A list covering most of these official publications was compiled by Hugh A. Morrison entitled, Society of America. The collection also contains Confederate almanacs, textbooks, sermons, and works of history, literature, military science, and politics and provides a comprehensive survey of book production in the South during the Civil War.

Also see the blog post: Waste Not, Want Not: A view on the hardships for the Confederacy during the Civil War and a related collection in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division: the Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana: Publications, manuscripts, prints, and other material relating to Abraham Lincoln.

Digitized Materials From the Confederate States of America Collection

Constitution of the provisional government of the Confederate States of America. Confederate States of America. Constitution of the provisional government of the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Ala., Shorter & Reid, printers, 1861.
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Uniform and dress of the army of the Confederate States. Confederate States of America. War Dept. Uniform and dress of the army of the Confederate States.
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Reminiscences of Confederate service. Dawson, Francis Warrington, 1840-1889. Reminiscences of Confederate service, 1861-1865. Charleston, S.C., The News and courier book presses, 1882.
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Wild western scenes Jones, J. B. (John Beauchamp), 1810-1866. Wild western scenes: or, The White Spirit of the wilderness. Being a narrative of adventures, embracing the same characters portrayed in the original "Wild western scenes" ... By J.B. Jones ... New series.
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Education after the war Joynes, Edward S. Education after the war: a letter addressed to a member of the Southern Educational Convention, Columbia, S.C., 28th April 1863.
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The aid-de-camp McCabe, James Dabney, 1842-1883. The aid-de-camp; a romance of the war. Richmond, W.A.J. Smith, 1863.
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Elements of seamanship Parker, William Harwar, 1826-1896. Elements of seamanship, prepared as a text for the midshipmen of the C.S. Navy. Richmond, MacFarlane and Fergusson, 1864.
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A system of modern geography, compiled from various sources and adapted to the present condition of the world, expressly for the use of schools and academies in the Confederate States of America. Rice, John H. A system of modern geography, compiled from various sources and adapted to the present condition of the world, expressly for the use of schools and academies in the Confederate States of America. Atlanta, Ga., Franklin printing house, Wood, Hanleiter, Rice &. co., 1862.
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Royal ape. Smith, William Russell, 1815-1896. Royal ape: a dramatic poem. Richmond, West & Johnston, 1863.
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Experience of a Confederate States prisoner, being an ephemeris regularly kept by an officer of the Confederate States army West, Beckwith. Experience of a Confederate States prisoner, being an ephemeris regularly kept by an officer of the Confederate States army.
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