The American Civil War — Wilton Library
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The American Civil War

Please note that the Cider Mill School and Wilton libraries have significant collections of resources on the Civil War. The Wilton Library collection includes the following pertinent reference works in Children’s Services:

The American Civil War Homepage
The American Civil War Homepage gathers together in one place hypertext links to the most useful identified electronic files about the American Civil War (1861-1865).
America’s Civil War
Comprehensive coverage of the strategies, leaders and battles. Little-known and well-known facts and facets of the war are accompanied by classical artwork, paintings by today’s artists, vintage photography, illustrations and incisive maps of battles and campaigns.
Civil War Resources on the Internet
Huge collection of links to explore, sponsored by Rutgers University Libraries.
Civil War Women
From the Special Collections Library, Duke University.
The Emancipation Proclamation
Background, images, and transcriptions of the famous text. From the National Archives & Records Administration.
The History Place: A Nation Divided
An illustrated Civil War timeline with links to more information.
Letters from an Iowa Soldier in the Civil War
These letters are part of a collection written by Newton Robert Scott, Private, Company A, of the 36th Infantry, Iowa Volunteers. Scott’s letters are filled with rich details of the war and the living conditions in the Union camps in Mississippi, Missouri, Iowa and Arkansas.
Selected Civil War Photographs
From the American Memory Collection of the Library of Congress.
The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War
This University of Virginia research project is a fascinating look at the people and issues behind the conflict.