UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO
C.L. SONNICHSEN SPECIAL COLLECTIONS DEPARTMENT
Primary resources on the Civil War—some examples
The war of the rebellion : a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate armies. United States. War Dept. Washington, U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1880-1901. A 70-volume set found on the first floor in GovDocs Federal at W 45.5: v.
This set is also available on-line, for instance at http://digital.library.cornell.edu/m/moawar/waro.html
United States. War Dept. Letters sent by the Department of Texas, the District of Texas, and the 5th Military District, 1856-1858 and 1865-1870 [microform] Washington : National Archives, 1981. M&M Microfilm, MF1623 . M1165.
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891. Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman / William Tecumseh Sherman. New York : Library of America : Distributed to the trade in the U.S. and Canada by Viking Press, c1990.
Born in Slavery: Slave narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1938.
You can find memoirs and other first-person accounts by using the keywords “personal narratives.”
New York Times (Available online from Proquest Historical Newspapers)
Time of London (Available online from Proquest)
NewspaperARCHIVE.com has several nineteenth-century American newspapers, searchable full-text
Other contemporary magazines and journals
Check American Memory at the Library of Congress at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html
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