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