Today we have opened our entire U.S. Civil War Collection for free to the public for the entire month of June. For the past three years we have worked with the US National Archives to create the largest repository of Civil War documents on the web featuring over 30 million documents, photos and maps.
The original documents found in this collection provide a different perspective of the “war between the states”. Major events as well as accounts from individuals are brought to life on our Civil War page. You will find the following records in our Civil War collection:
- Union and Confederate Soldier Service Records
- Widow’s Pension Files
- Emancipation Documents and Slave Records
- Confederate Amnesty Papers and Citizen Files
- Lincoln Assassination Investigation and Trial Papers
- US Civil War Photos and Maps
Our collection is not just a repository of records, we also incorporate community contributions and interactions to enhance these documents. Many of registered Footnote users have added comments, insights and information that significantly increase our understanding of these events and the people involved.