HIST 4369: Civil War & Reconstruction

Get started researching topics in the history of the American Civil War and the Reconstruction period.

History Librarian

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Kristina Claunch
Library (NGL) Room 223G

Civil War & Reconstruction Primary Sources

Civil War Images: Photos and Caricatures Online

Digital History Projects

These projects take primary/historical data and represent it visually in new ways, in order to make patterns or trends visible or to facilitate new interpretations.

Please note: The data, the numbers, are generally primary, but the maps themselves are secondary, because they represent a particular manipulation or interpretation of the original data. Both can still be excellent sources to reference, but keep the difference in perspective.

Official Records Links

Soldiers fighting on the battlefield at Antietam

Unknown author; Kurz & Allison, Art Publishers, Chicago, U.S.A. / Restored by Michel Vuijlsteke [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


Credit: This box of links was originally created by Northwest Michigan College Library

Historical marker at the site of the Battle of Champion Hill, Mississippi

Ken Lund from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Image from page 342 of "The photographic history of the Civil War : in ten volumes" (1911), via Flickr.

"Havoc," effects of a 32-pound shell from gun of Second Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. Confederate caisson and eight horses destroyed. Fredericksburg, May 3, 1863. Capt. Andrew J. Russell. Mathew Brady Collection. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Kurz & Alison, "Battle of Stone River." Library of Congress [Public domain]


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