The Civil War provided some of the most important historical documents in our nation's history.

We invite you to explore our collection of entries and images related to the Primary Documents of the Civil War We will continue to expand this section of the Encyclopedia, adding letters, orders and other written documents from the War. The Civil War is somewhat unique because so many letters were sent, journals kept, newspapers published and orders sent, much of which we can still access today.

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Ohio Civil War Central: An Encyclopedia of the American Civil War