August 1, 2021

New Digital Collection: Diaries Digitized by UC Merced Tell First-Hand of Civil War, Lincoln Assassination

From the California Digital Library: A new digital collection provides a glimpse into the everyday life of a Union soldier during the U.S. Civil War, as well a first-hand account of President Lincoln’s assassination and its aftermath. The UC Merced Library contributed the collection to the Online Archive of California (OAC), Calisphere, and Merritt, in […]

New Website Offers Window Into Daily Life in Civil War Tennessee (Digitized Images and More)

From Vanderbilt University: Little-known stories of how Civil War-era Tennesseans lived their lives away from the battlefield are now accessible on the Shades of Gray and Blue website, which includes digitized images of historical art and other cultural material. The unique educational website, which includes contributions from scholars across Tennessee, was created through a collaborative […]

Atlanta History Center Awarded National Archives Grant to Digitize Civil War Documents

From the Atlanta Business Journal: The Atlanta History Center will receive a $74,831 National Archives grant to digitize more than 80,000 documents related to the Civil War, according to the organizations. The History Center and its partners, including the Digital Library of Georgia, Hargrett Library at the University of Georgia, and the Georgia Historical Society, […]

Wisconsin Historical Society Makes 300 Civil War Maps Available Online

From the WHS Web Site: The Society’s online collection about Wisconsin in the Civil War recently added more than 350 Civil War maps. They join 20,000 pages of letters, diaries, memoirs and photographs already available. [Clip] About 50 of the maps published while the fighting was underway informed citizens on the homefront about the war’s […]

New Book: Library of Congress Illustrated Timeline of the Civil War Is Published

From LC: To mark the sesquicentennial of the bloodiest conflict on American soil, the nation’s library, in collaboration with Little, Brown and Company, has published The Library of Congress Illustrated Timeline of the Civil War by Margaret E. Wagner, with an introduction by historian Gary W. Gallagher. Drawn from rare source material in the unparalleled […]

New Science Reference Guide From the Library of Congress: "Civil War Aeronautics (1861-1865)"

Title: Civil War Aeronautics (1861-1865) Compiler: Jennifer Harbster, July 2011 Science Reference Section, Science, Technology and Business Division at the Library of Congress In honor of the Civil War’s Sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary this guide brings together various publications about the use of balloons for aerial reconnaissance and mapping during the United States Civil War (1861-1865). […]

Digitization Projects: "University of Iowa Puts 1860s Diaries Online"

From the Iowa City Press-Citizen: A collection of pocket-sized diaries from the 1860s has created an Internet sensation for the University of Iowa library. The diaries are part of the library’s Civil War collection employees have been working on for more than two years, digitizing pages in time for the war’s 150th anniversary in April. […]

"Tennessee Maps Historic Events Online"

Via WRCB: Tennessee is turning to modern technology to trace the state’s history. On Wednesday the Tennessee Department of State announced an interactive map of events during the Civil War, using the state’s geographic information system or GIS. The first of its kind in the nation, the Tennessee Civil War Geographic Information System (GIS) Survey shows […]

U.S. History: NOAA's Office of Coast Survey Historic Civil War Map and Charts Collection

About the United States Coast Survey: In 1807, President Thomas Jefferson established the Survey of the Coast to produce the nautical charts necessary for maritime safety, defense, and the establishment of national boundaries. Within years, the United States Coast Survey was the government’s leading scientific agency, charting coastlines and determining land elevations for the nation. […]