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U.S. Civil War: Selected Resources at the Library of Congress

Digital Collections

The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of primary source materials associated with the American Civil War era (1861-1877), including manuscripts, broadsides, government documents, books, sheet music, images, and maps.

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875

Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress

The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana

Andrew Johnson Papers

George Brinton McClellan Papers

Gideon Welles Papers

Jubal Anderson Early Papers

Ulysses S. Grant Papers

Washington During the Civil War: The Diary of Horatio Nelson Taft

William T. Sherman Papers

Civil War Maps

Band Music from the Civil War Era

Civil War Sheet Music Collection

Civil War Glass Negatives and Related Prints

Gladstone Collection of African American Photographs

Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs Guide

Stereograph Cards

Printed Ephemera: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera

Rare Book Selections

American Civil War Sesquicentennial Web Archive