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Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective


Contains selected full-text articles from issues of the New York Herald, the Charleston Mercury, and the Richmond Enquirer.

Access Locations: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Subjects: History; United States History; Historical Newspapers; U.S. Newspapers

Notes: The text begins with the events preceding the outbreak of war at Fort Sumter, continues through the surrender at Appomattox, and concludes with the assassination and funeral of Abraham Lincoln. Included are descriptive news articles, eyewitness accounts and official reports of battles and events, editorials, advertisements, and biographies. Articles which describe events other than military concerns of the day are also included. Among the topics covered are travel, arts and leisure, geographical descriptions, sports and sporting, and social events.

Dates of Coverage: 1860-1865

Update Frequency: N/A

Print Equivalent: The New York Public Library owns print editions of many of the resources included in the The Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective. Check the Library Catalog for library holdings.

Provider: Accessible Archives

Format: Web

Output Type: Print, Download