Civil War Collection

The History Department's Civil War Collection is a good place to begin research on Civil War topics. In addition to general Civil War coverage, there is a major emphasis on Tennessee Civil War history.

This collection will help answer questions on all aspects of the Civil War including military records of individual soldiers, regimental histories, and personal memoirs, as well as general information on particular battles, campaigns, and generals.

Library materials on the Civil War can be found in the catalog under the subject heading United States -- History -- Civil War.  The collection includes:

  • Circulating Books
  • Reference Sources
  • Microfilm
  • Videocassettes
Unique Materials In The Collection Include:
  • Tennessee Confederate and Union Service Records (Microfilm) Indexed in Tennesseans in the Civil War.
  • Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications - Soldiers and Widows (Microfilm)
  • Tennessee Civil War Veterans Questionnaires (Microfilm)
  • United States Presidential Pardons (Microfilm)
  • Confederate Veteran Magazine and Index
  • The Roster of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865
  • 1890 Special Schedules - Civil War Union Veterans and Widows (Kentucky - West Virginia) (Microfilm)
  • The War of the Rebellion: official records of the Union and Confederate Armies 
Library of Congress items of interest:
  • Diary of Belle Edmondson, January-November 1864