Civil War Resources at the New York State Library
Did you know that the New York State Library holds an extensive collection of material on the American Civil War? Civil War materials available at the State Library include: regimental and military histories, personal narratives, military records, general references, bibliographies, annual reports of the New York State Adjutant-General (which include registers of New York regiments), rosters of Confederate and Union soldiers, the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, documents and reports of federal agencies, lists of pensioners and numerous primary documents, such as letters, diaries, citations, personal and family papers, broadsides, prints, music, maps and atlases. For more information, check out our new Civil War Resources web page http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/reference/military/civilwar.htm.
To learn more about these resources please join us on Saturday, June 18th from 10:00 – 11:00 am in the 7th floor Librarian’s Room for Civil War Records at the New York State Library and New York State Archives. Christine Beauregard, Senior Librarian at the New York State Library, will provide an overview of materials in the State Library's collections that can be used to research the Civil War, including regimental units, individual soldiers, diaries, correspondence, broadsides, etc. Keith Swaney, Archives & Records Management Specialist at the New York State Archives, will discuss materials in the State Archives' collections that can be used to research the Civil War such as the Civil War Soldier database, abstracts of muster rolls, etc. This program is free and open to the public. TO REGISTER for this program, go to http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/programs/ or e-mail: NYSLTRN@mail.nysed.gov or call 518-474-2274.
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