Tag Archives: Library of Congress

Preservation News: Preserving History Digitally

In this age of the Internet, professional and amateur historians have the ability to research – and preserve – history digitally. Since the advent of the twenty-first century, we can now scour digital archives, find rare academic articles in databases, … Continue reading

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Fredericksburg: The Way They Saw It?

If you visit Fredericksburg battlefield today, you’ll find some areas wonderfully preserved and the landscape relatively unscathed. But other parts of the battleground are now heavily paved, abounding with homes and shopping centers. Walking from the old historic district of … Continue reading

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Railroads – Images of Trains and Tracks

As an editor at Emerging Civil War, I am so excited about our series on railroads! Our authors are working together and contributing some wonderful articles, and you are going to love what’s “coming down the tracks” next week in … Continue reading

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‘Citizen Archivists’ and Civil War Documents

When I began my research on an Ohio African American Civil War regiment, the 27th United States Colored Troops (USCT), the only option I had if I wanted to read the soldier’s compiled military service records and pension files was … Continue reading

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Thinking About These Photographs

Compared to the number of Civil War photographs of soldiers, civilians, camps, and battlefields, posed photos of horses are rare. Clicking through Library of Congress’s online archives, though, I found some real photographic gems in this category. Looking closer at … Continue reading

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Discovering Your Civil War Past: Part III

Today we return to our on-going, interactive blog series of researching your ancestor’s Civil War experience.

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