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Resource Guide:
American Civil War

Selected Call Numbers

Call numbers are the shelving locations for each item. Browsing in the following areas of the library will help you find materials for your topic.

Topic Call Number
Slavery Question, 1853-1857E 433
Buchanan’s Administration, 1857-1861E 436-440.5
Slavery Question, 1857-1861E 438
Slavery in the United States, Antislavery MovementsE 441-453
Civil War Period, 1861-1865E 456-655
Lincoln’s Administration, 1861- April 15, 1865E 456-459
The Civil War, 1861-1865E 461-655
Confederate States of AmericaE 482-489
Armies, TroopsE 491-586
Collected Works of American StatesmenE 660
Reconstruction, 1865-1877E 668

Selected Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • United States–History–Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Virginia–History–Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States–History–Civil War, 1861-1865–Afro-Americans
  • Southern States–History–1865-1877
  • Confederate States of America–History
  • United States–History–Civil War, 1861-1865–Personal Narratives
  • Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863
  • Chickamauga (GA), Battle of, 1863
  • Reconstruction

Selected Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
The War of the Rebellion: a compilation of the official recordsE464 .U6
The papers of Jefferson DavisE 467.1 .D2596
Collected Works the Abraham Lincoln AssociationE 457.91 1953
The Sherman letters; correspondence between General ShermanE 415.7 .S55
A young Virginia boatman navigates the Civil WarE 596 .W66
God’s almost chosen peoplesE 635 .R33 2010 and eBook
Civil War citizens: Race, ethnicity, and identity in America’s bloodiest conflictE 540 .F6 C49
Civil War humorPS 437 .N53
Take care of the living : reconstructing Confederate veteran families in VirginiaF 232 .P7 M337 and eBook
In the shadow of the enemy : the Civil War journal of Ida Powell DulanyE 605 .D88
Lincoln’s political generalsE 457.2 .W875
Long time gone : neighbors divided by civil warE 528.5 .R656
Southern storm : Sherman’s march to the seaE 476.69 .T78
Tried by war : Abraham Lincoln as commander in chiefE 457.2 .M478
Freedom, a documentary history of emancipation, 1861-1867E 185.2 .F88 and eBook
War upon the land: Military strategy and the transformation of Southern landscapes during the American Civil WarE 468.9 .B694 2012
The Civil War: the First year told by those who lived itE 464 .C4385 2011
Inside the Confederate Government; the diary of Robert Garlick Hill KeanE 487 .K4
How to do Civil War researchE 468.9 .S27
A Yankee horseman in the Shenandoah ValleyE 527.612 .B55 2012
Lincoln and the triumph of the nation: Constitutional conflict in the American Civil WarKFZ 9001.5 .N44 2011
Sick from freedom: African-American illness and suffering during the Civil War and ReconstructionRA 448.5 .N4 D69 2012
Death and the Civil War [videorecording]DVD E456 Death Civil War
The war that forged a nation: why the Civil War still mattersE 468.9 .M19 2015
The war that forged a nation: why the Civil War still mattersE 464 .C44 2001
Theater of a Separate War : The Civil War West of the Mississippi River, 1861–1865eBook
Sex and the Civil War : Soldiers, Pornography, and the Making of American MoralityeBook
A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865eBook
The Civil War on the Mississippi : Union Sailors, Gunboat Captains, and the Campaign to Control the RivereBook
A Virginia Girl in the Civil War, 1861-1865http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/52070
The American Indian as Participant in the Civil Warhttp://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/12541

Selected Research Databases

Selected Journals and Magazines

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. YOu can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • Civil War Times
  • Civil War Times Illustrated
  • America’s Civil War
  • American Historical Review
  • American History
  • American Quarterly
  • Journal of African American History
  • Journal of American Ethnic History
  • Journal of American History
  • Journal of Negro History
  • Journal of Southern History
  • Gettysburg College Journal of the Civil War Era
  • American 19th Century History

Selected Websites and Digital Archives