Selected Resources on the Civil War in the NARA Library
What does the National Archives have?
The National Archives and Records Administration houses records of government agencies about the Civil War. For a description of these records and how to find them in the National Archives, read this article by Michael P. Musick in the Summer 1995 issue of Prologue: Quarterly Journal of the National Archives.
What does the Library in the National Archives have?
The NARA Library houses publications that provide historical background on the Civil War and can help you find information in NARA records:
- General Books
- Guides to Civil War Era Records in NARA
- Armies and Soldiers
- Government Documents
- Military Operations
- Personal Papers and Other Archival Collections