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Collection Details


Collection Name: American Civil War: Letters and Diaries
Repository Name: Alexander Street Press [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Alexandria, Virginia, United States
URL: http://www.alexanderstreet2.com/CWLDLive/index.html
Dates Spanned: 1855-1875
Description: The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries knits together more than 1,000 sources of diaries, letters, and memoirs to provide fast access to thousands of views on almost every aspect of the war, including what was happening at home. The writings of politicians, generals, slaves, landowners, farmers, seaman, wives, and even spies are included. The letters and diaries are by the famous and the unknown, giving not only both the Northern and Southern perspectives, but those of foreign observers also. The materials originate from all regions of the country and are from people who played a variety of roles.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 25891
Broad Subjects: Military; History; Wars and Conflicts
ASP Subjects: Autobiographies; Confederate States of America; Diaries; Letters; U.S. Civil War, 1861-1865; Union States; United States; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Biography; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans; United States--Politics and government--1849-1877
Collection Code: OHC0005026