Civil War Manuscripts Collection

Comprises more than 26 collections (more than 2,000 letters in all) covering the period from 1858 through 1879. Includes correspondence, diaries, photographs, prints and graphics and other related materials pertaining to all aspects of the Civil War, from the lives of enlisted Union soldiers and their families back home, to camp life and battlefield medicine, and the political issues that gripped the nation.

Format(s): Manuscripts, Broadsides, Museum Objects, Letters, Documents, Scrapbooks
Library: John Hay

Access to the collection:

Online Catalog (JOSIAH):
Records for most or all of this collection are not available on JOSIAH

In-house Access to the Collection:
Typescript Inventory

Related Collections:
Brooks Family Papers
Anne S.K. Brown Collection
Cameron (William H.) Civil War Papers
John Hay (1838-1905) Collection
Ellsworth (Elmer Ephraim) Papers
Martensen (Augustus) Papers
Brown University Archives Collection
Lincoln (Abraham) Collection
Broadsides Collection
Harris Collection
Downs family Papers
Gurney (Warren S.) Papers

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