Research My Civil War Sources

Ole Miss

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I wanted to share some of the Civil War Sources I have discovered and use in my amatuer reseach efforts and study. I would hope that members will also share their sources which might be of assistance to many of our younger members who are just starting their journeys into the vast world of the American Civil War.

Here are a few to begin with. More to come.
Regards
David

Civil War Sources

Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete
by Ulysses S. Grant (Ebook Version)
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/4367/4367-h/4367-h.htm#ch24

A Brief Historical Contextualization of the Confederate Monument at the University of Mississippi
https://history.olemiss.edu/wp-cont...Monument-at-the-University-of-Mississippi.pdf

Shiloh National Park Monument Location System
http://www.shilohbattlefield.org/unitsearch.html

Shiloh National Military Park
http://www.shilohbattlefield.org/new/admhismov1.htm

Harper's Weekly Original Civil War Newspapers

http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/the-civil-war.htm

Armor, July-August 1986 edition
The Battle of Brice's Cross Roads: An Application of the Principles of War by Captain James P. Faust

https://www.benning.army.mil/armor/eARMOR/content/issues/1986/JUL_AUG/ArmorJulyAugust1986web.pdf

16 Mission Failures (First 2 are Civil War)
https://www.armyupress.army.mil/Por...ocuments/Sixteen-Cases-of-Mission-Command.pdf

Historical Record Collections
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list/

Shiloh Thesis
file:///C:/Users/David%20Elmore/Downloads/3116%20(1).pdf

Register of Confederate Dead in Richmond, VA
http://dlxs.richmond.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=dsm;cc=dsm;view=toc;idno=rcd5481.1869.001

Union Regimental Information
http://www.civilwararchive.com/regim.htm

CIVIL WAR REGIMENTAL HISTORIES FROM C. CLAYTON THOMPSON BOOKSELLER (Must purchase each history but many units listed)
http://www.civilwarmall.com/bookseller/files/regiment.htm

Mr. Lincoln and His Friends

http://www.mrlincolnandfriends.org/introduction/

Regimental Histories of the American Civil War (Dallas, TX Library)
http://www.dallaslibrary1.org/genealogy/docs/regimentalHistories.pdf

Forgotten Decisive Victories (Pea Ridge is discussed)
https://www.armyupress.army.mil/Por...te/csi-books/forgotten-decisive-victories.pdf

Civil War Logistics: Effects of Logistics on the Pea Ridge Campaign
https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a623051.pdf

Billy Yank and Johnny Reb Letters
https://billyyankjohnnyreb.wordpress.com/
 

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It appears that my level of expertise using the computer has been exceeded! Sorry for the mix up and try this site
file:///C:/Users/David%20Elmore/Downloads/3116%20(1).pdf
Regards
David
That's still on your computer (you can tell because it references your "C" drive.) Evidently you downloaded a copy from a website - if you share the full title we may can find it through search and get the site the document can be found online.
 

Ole Miss

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Here are a few more of the sources I have amassed and used quite often. Hopefully they will be of assistance to others.
Regards
David

Iron Brigade
http://www.ironbrigade.net/

The Stonewall Brigade
http://www.stonewallbrigade.net/

Pickett's Men: A Fragment of War History
by Walter Harrison
https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=moa&cc=moa&view=text&rgn=main&idno=ABJ7380.0001.001

IRISH BRIGADE
Edited by Robert McLernon
https://dmna.ny.gov/historic/reghist/civil/brigades/IrishBrigade_McLernon.pdf

A campaign from Santa Fe to the Mississippi; Being a History of the Old Sibley Brigade from Its First Organization to the Present Time; Its Campaigns in New Mexico, Arizona

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=dul1.ark:/13960/t1xd1nn5r&view=1up&seq=13

Twenty-two months a prisoner of war. A narrative of twenty-two months' imprisonment by the Confederates, in Texas, through General Twigg's treachery, dating from April, 1861, to February 1863

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044021234596&view=1up&seq=1

Battle-Fields of the South: From Bull Run to Fredericksburgh; With Sketches of Confederate Commanders, and Gossip of the Camps. / by an English combatant, Lieutenant of Artillery
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=miun.adg8902.0001.001&view=1up&seq=1

Life of General Stand Watie : The Only Indian Brigadier General of the Confederate Army and The Last General to Surrender

by Washbourne Anderson
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.hn9r4s&view=1up&seq=3

The Capture, the Prison Pen, and the Escape; Giving a Complete History of Prison Life in the South, Principally at Richmond, Danville, Macon, Savannah, Charleston, Columbia…
by Willard W. Glazier
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044020272258&view=1up&seq=14

The life and character of Gen. John B. Hood. By Mrs. C. M. Winkler
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=loc.ark:/13960/t0jt03c44&view=1up&seq=1

Unveiling and Dedication of Monument to Hood's Texas Brigade
by Frank B. Chilton
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=loc.ark:/13960/t9x06b833&view=1up&seq=11

Hood's Texas brigade, its marches, its battles, its achievements
by J. B. Polley
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=loc.ark:/13960/t2f76kp5g&view=1up&seq=9

Gaines' Mill to Appomattox; Waco & McLennan County in Hood's Texas- Brigade by Harold B. Simpson
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89059422782&view=1up&seq=7

A Texan in search of a fight: Being the diary and letters of a private soldier in Hood's Texas brigade By John C. West.
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015027983132&view=1up&seq=3

Resolutions of the Texas Brigade January 1865
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=dul1.ark:/13960/t4nk45787&view=1up&seq=
 

speedylee

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I wanted to share some of the Civil War Sources I have discovered and use in my amatuer reseach efforts and study. I would hope that members will also share their sources which might be of assistance to many of our younger members who are just starting their journeys into the vast world of the American Civil War.

Here are a few to begin with. More to come.
Regards
David

Civil War Sources

Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete
by Ulysses S. Grant (Ebook Version)
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/4367/4367-h/4367-h.htm#ch24

A Brief Historical Contextualization of the Confederate Monument at the University of Mississippi
https://history.olemiss.edu/wp-cont...Monument-at-the-University-of-Mississippi.pdf

Shiloh National Park Monument Location System
http://www.shilohbattlefield.org/unitsearch.html

Shiloh National Military Park
http://www.shilohbattlefield.org/new/admhismov1.htm

Harper's Weekly Original Civil War Newspapers

http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/the-civil-war.htm

Armor, July-August 1986 edition
The Battle of Brice's Cross Roads: An Application of the Principles of War by Captain James P. Faust

https://www.benning.army.mil/armor/eARMOR/content/issues/1986/JUL_AUG/ArmorJulyAugust1986web.pdf

16 Mission Failures (First 2 are Civil War)
https://www.armyupress.army.mil/Por...ocuments/Sixteen-Cases-of-Mission-Command.pdf

Historical Record Collections
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list/

Shiloh Thesis
file:///C:/Users/David%20Elmore/Downloads/3116%20(1).pdf

Register of Confederate Dead in Richmond, VA
http://dlxs.richmond.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=dsm;cc=dsm;view=toc;idno=rcd5481.1869.001

Union Regimental Information
http://www.civilwararchive.com/regim.htm

CIVIL WAR REGIMENTAL HISTORIES FROM C. CLAYTON THOMPSON BOOKSELLER (Must purchase each history but many units listed)
http://www.civilwarmall.com/bookseller/files/regiment.htm

Mr. Lincoln and His Friends

http://www.mrlincolnandfriends.org/introduction/

Regimental Histories of the American Civil War (Dallas, TX Library)
http://www.dallaslibrary1.org/genealogy/docs/regimentalHistories.pdf

Forgotten Decisive Victories (Pea Ridge is discussed)
https://www.armyupress.army.mil/Por...te/csi-books/forgotten-decisive-victories.pdf

Civil War Logistics: Effects of Logistics on the Pea Ridge Campaign
https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a623051.pdf

Billy Yank and Johnny Reb Letters
https://billyyankjohnnyreb.wordpress.com/
One source that I found useful was Roster of the Courts-Martial in the Confederate States Armies by Jack Bunch, published by White Mane Books of Shippensburg, PA. I have also used The Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference.
 

Ole Miss

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I have been attempting to sort and organize my Civil War Sources and found one that I needed to go ahead and publish. Fox's work is a must for any serious battle student.
Regards
David

Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865.
A treatise on the Extent and Nature of the Mortuary Losses in the Union Regiments, with Full and Exhaustive Statistics Compiled from the Official Records on File in the State Military Bureaus and at Washington.

by William F. Fox
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.$c16512&view=1up&seq=9&size=125
 

Ole Miss

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Here are a 2 additional sources I have found to be of great interest and assistance.
Regards
David

Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate States of America :
Commander-in-Chief, Generals, Lieutenant Generals and Major Generals, Arranged in Order of their Rank, with their Military Records in the Confederate Army and Previous Records in the United States Army... /

Compiled and illustrated by Charles B. Hall. New York, 1898
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=chi.091648590&view=1up&seq=5&size=125

Last Civil War Veteran in Each State
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89062265145&view=1up&seq=5
 

Ole Miss

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Perhaps of all the documents I have discovered and study this one may be of the greatest interest. The History of Confederated Memorial Associations of the South provides the history of the realization of the lack of honor and recognition and the dedicated efforts to address this lack by the Ladies of both sides.

Women in the South established "Lady Memorial Associations" to mark the graves of the soldiers partially based on efforts by women from Columbus, MS who had attended to the markers and strew flowers on all the markers. This loosley connected network of concerned women worked dilligenty to honor the dead.

This action was taking place in a world were women did weild public power but held great sway behind doors. The devastation of the male population below the Mason-Dixon Line was so great that woman were able to create, motivate and act upon there plans to create lasting memorials to their sons, husbands, brothers and fathers who did not come home.

I am moved by reading of their efforts and the obvious devotion they showed to their loved ones. Truly these were women who were not to be deterred and were not. We honor their efforts to the men not the cause!
Regards
David

History of Confederated Memorial Associations of the South
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=loc.ark:/13960/t78s54h69&view=1up&seq=5&q1=116
 

Ole Miss

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These sources I often consult to seek answers and to provide additional sources for reseach projects.
Regards
David
General and Field Orders:
Campaign of the Armies of the Tennessee, Ohio and Cumberland, Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, Commanding, 1864-5.
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=emu.000011314858&view=1up&seq=1

A View of the Vicksburg Campaign:
A Paper Read Before the Madison Literary Club, October 14, 1907 /

by William Freeman Vilas
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uva.x001176468&view=1up&seq=9

Antietam National Battlefield and National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Maryland: An Administrative History
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.31951p00959631e&view=1up&seq=5

Freedom by the Sword: The U.S. Colored Troops, 1862-1867 /
by William A. Dobak
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.c086529340&view=1up&seq=5
 

Ole Miss

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I have several sources for units and organizations from individual states that I have assembled over the years and thought they might be of interest to other members.
Regards
David

Alabama Civil War Service Database
https://archives.alabama.gov/civilwar/results.cfm

Alabama's Civil War Fighting Units
https://civilwarhome.com/alaunits.html

Brief Historical Sketches of Military Organizations Raised In Alabama During the Civil War
https://archives.alabama.gov/referenc/alamilor/mil_org.html

Company K, First Alabama Regiment, or Three years in the Confederate Service
https://www.loc.gov/item/10017773/

The War Between the Union and the Confederacy and Its Lost Opportunities, with a History of the 15th Alabama Regiment and the Forty-Eight Battles in Which it Was Engaged
by William C. Oates
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.31951001954385i&view=1up&seq=11

History of Company B (Originally Pickens Planters) 40th Alabama Regiment, Confederate States Army, 1862-1865 by

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nnc1.cu01504860&view=1up&seq=7

Memories of the War of Secession (47th​ Alabama Company C) by T. F. Botsford
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=emu.10002354709&view=1up&seq=1

---A History of the Sixtieth Alabama Regiment: Gracie’s Alabama Brigade
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/service/gdc/scd0001/2005/20056302001hi/20056302001hi.pdf


The Arkansas Militia in the Civil War

http://arngmuseum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Vol-11-No-4-Fall-2017.pdf

Arkansas Military Unit Member Information

http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/

Arkansas Confederate Regimental Histories: Infantry

http://argenweb.net/benton/military/cw-confed-inf.html -

Civil War Arkansas
Timeline
https://encyclopediaofarkansas.net/entries/civil-war-timeline-5336/

First in--last out : the Capitol Guards, Ark. Brigade (6th Arkansas Company A) by Major Calvin L. Collier.
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89077210516&view=1up&seq=7
 

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