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Resource Guide:
American Civil War and Reconstruction

Websites and Digital Archives

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

Research Databases

Online Journals

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

Print 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
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
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
Long time gone : neighbors divided by civil warE 528.5 .R656
Southern storm : Sherman’s march to the seaE 476.69 .T78
Freedom, a documentary history of emancipation, 1861-1867E 185.2 .F88 and eBook
The Civil War: the First year told by those who lived itE 464 .C4385 2011
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, 1861-1865
The American Indian as Participant in the Civil War