This blog complements The Civil War in America exhibition, displayed on site at the Library of Congress between November 12, 2012, and January 4, 2014, and online. Posts are written by more than forty individuals featured in the exhibition and are excerpts from their diaries, letters, and published memoirs—all eyewitness accounts to the events of the war. To place these excerpts in context, click on the direct link to The Civil War in America embedded at the end of each entry.



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