Civil War Maps

Related Resources

In American Memory:

The American Memory collections contain many references to the Civil War in various formats, including photographs, prints, maps, songs, and oral histories. See the collections listed below for specific references.

African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Collection, 1818-1907 contains many pamphlets relating to the Civil War.

African-American Sheet Music, 1850-1920; Selected from the Collections of Brown University includes Civil War-related sheet music.

"California As I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900 contains a number of passages about the Civil War including an account of General William T. Sherman (1820-1891), who went to California during the Mexican War and returned east to play a pivotal role in the Civil War.

Selected Civil War Photographs, 1861-1865 contains 1000 images of that war made primarily under the supervision of Mathew B. Brady.

America's First Look into the Camera: Daguerreotype Portraits and Views, 1839-1864 contains portraits of major figures the Civil War including Abraham Lincoln.

Touring Turn-of-the-Century America: Photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company, 1880-1920 has many images of the Civil War including photographs of various Civil War monuments.

Words & Deeds in American History: Selected Documents Celebrating the Manuscript Division's First 100 Years features James Wadsworth's Civil War photograph album, ca. 1861-65, which contains images of many well-known Civil War figures.

American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940 contains first-person accounts of family, education, income, occupation, and political views that mention the Civil War.

Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey / Historic American Engineering Record, 1933-Present includes drawings and photographs of buildings, monuments, and parks relating to the Civil War.

Mr. Lincoln's Virtual Library is a preview of future online collections of Lincolniana.

First-Person Narratives of the American South, 1860-1920 is a compilation of 101 titles published during and after the Civil War documenting the culture of the nineteenth-century American South from the viewpoint of Southerners.

Taking the Long View: Panoramic Photographs, 1851-1991 includes images of battlefields and other sites of the Civil War.

By Popular Demand: Portraits of the Presidents and First Ladies, 1789-Present has images of Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Harrison.

An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera includes broadsides, leaflets, and pamphets relating to the Civil War.

Railroad Maps, 1828-1900 contains maps depicting various train lines during the Civil War.

Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920: Selected from the Collections of Duke University includes songs about the Civil War.

"We'll Sing to Abe Our Song": Sheet Music about Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Civil War, from the Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana includes sheet music about Lincoln as well as the Civil War.

Pioneering the Upper Midwest: Books from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, ca. 1820-1910 depicts the Civil War through first-person accounts and local histories.

Poet at Work: Recovered Notebooks from the Thomas Biggs Harned Walt Whitman Collection includes some of the poet's battlefield accounts.