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Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective

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  • Coverage Dates: November 1, 1860 - April 15, 1865
  • Update Frequency: N/A
  • Audience: General, research, student

  • Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective database contains the full text of major articles gleaned from The New York Herald, The Charleston Mercury, and The Richmond Enquirer. The text covers the events preceding the outbreak of the war, continues through the surrender, and concludes with the funeral of Abraham Lincoln. News articles, eyewitness accounts, and official reports of battles and events, editorials, and obituaries are included. The compilers of the database selected articles on travel, the arts, sports and social events as well as those focusing on the war and military campaigns.

    Access: On campus and remote
    Database provider: Accessible Archives

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