American Civil War: Letters and Diaries brings together 400 sources and 100,000 pages of text that give access to thousands of views on the war. It includes more than 4,000 pages of previously unpublished manuscripts.
Scholars can read close to 200 intimate letters written by Amos Wood that illustrate what life was like for a Massachusetts family separated by the war. The letters and diaries give both the Northern and the Southern perspectives, along with that of foreign observers. For the first time, users can see and compare the writings of politicians, generals, slaves, landowners, seamen and spies. Search by authors, source works, months, places, battles, key personal events, daily events, gender, age, allegiance, residence, race, religion, occupation, schools attended, educational level, military rank and status, marital and parental status, age of death, cause of death and more.
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