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Civil War Correspondence 

This digital archive will unite letters, diaries, and other Civil War era documents from 15 manuscript collections held in the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections. It features writings created by a wide variety of Ohioans, including soldiers of varying ranks fighting across the country, military doctors treating the wounded on the battlefield and in hospitals, and family and friends on the home front facing the struggles of rural existence. These letters contain descriptions of daily life in the military and of several important battles. They also reveal the relationships between correspondents, including expressions of love and regret, news of illness, and social gossip, along with discussions of politics and recent events.

 

The digital archive currently contains over 450 letters from the Brown Family Collection. Check back frequently in the coming months as new materials are added from other Civil War-era collections!

 

Citing documents from this digital archive

Please use the following citation format:

[Document title], [Collection name], Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections, Ohio University Libraries.

 

Rights Statement

These materials are in the Public Domain.

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