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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

American Civil War Documents, Manuscripts, Letters and Diaries and Grand Army of the Republic Collections

Identifier: spe-w00073
Abstract Material in this collection predominantly relates to the American Civil War—its battles, rank and file soldiers, leaders and veterans. A large portion of this material focuses on the experience of soldiers and leaders from Illinois through letters and diaries. Other major topics in this collection include slavery throughout the world in the centuries leading up to the Civil War; Abraham Lincoln; and the veterans’ group, the Grand Army of the Republic, especially its Illinois Departments....
Dates: 1785-2005; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1866

American Civil War Era Newspapers

Identifier: spe-w00081

These newspapers come from around the United States, with one item from Cuba. The vast majority of the collection is comprised of issues of the Chicago Tribune, but papers from other cities also appear. The time period covered extends before and after the Civil War. Events of note covered in the papers include the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

Dates: 1854 - 1907; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1872

American Civil War Era Sheet Music Collection

Identifier: spe-w00093

Music played an essential role during the American Civil War, both for the soldiers actively fighting and people on the home front. The majority of the sheet music in this collection was published during the American Civil War, by Chicago music publishing companies Root & Cady and H.M. Higgins, featuring composers and lyricists like Henry C. Work and George F. Root.

Dates: 1845 - 1918; Majority of material found within 1862 - 1864

Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865 Records

Identifier: spe-w00051

The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865, is an organization whose membership can trace its lineage to soldiers who served on the Union side in America’s Civil War, 1861-1865. The DUVCW was founded in 1885 in Massillon, Ohio. This collection is comprised almost entirely of minute books from the Department of Illinois and various local tents throughout the state.

Dates: 1895 - 1965