Scranton, Pa Group Faces Daunting Task of Preserving Civil War Books

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Group Faces Daunting Task of Preserving Civil War Books
Feb. 25, 2019, at 11:41 a.m.
By JEFF HORVATH, The (Scranton) Times-Tribune

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — In the basement of City Hall, leather-bound volumes kept behind glass contain source records, after-action reports and regimental histories of the Civil War, from the first shots fired at Fort Sumter to the Confederate capitulation at Appomattox Court House.
Kept at the Civil War museum and library run by members of the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Association of Scranton, the collection of about 1,800 books, records and personal battlefield accounts tells the stories of the Union and Confederate armies that clashed across large swaths of the country between 1861 and 1865. Some of the books date back to around the war years, while others were penned and printed in the years and decades that followed. While the collection represents an invaluable historical record of one of American history's most central events — and Northeast Pennsylvania's role in the war — some of the antique volumes are showing their age.


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