Resources on the American Civil War

This guide lists resources for research on the American Civil War.

Civil War Resources in Archives & Special Collections

The University Archives & Special Collections holds many items related to the Civil War, including manuscripts, primary sources, and secondary sources.  Many items are available digitally.

Yellowed, tattered Confederate one dollar bill


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The library catalog is the best tool to identify books in the J.D. Williams Library.  Books on the Civil War are usually located in the E call numbers.

See also the Civil War bibliography from the Library of Congress for a list of many relevant books.


WorldCat can be used to identify resources available outside of the J.D. Williams Library.

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InterLibrary Loan

Use InterLibrary Loan to request materials that the J.D. Williams Library does not own.  Use your UM WebID and password to log into your ILL account.

Primary Source Collections Owned by UM Libraries

 Microfilmed primary source collection

Digital primary source collection

Official Record

Online Newspaper Collections

Government Documents

Databases of Secondary Sources


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