The Southern Historical Collection contains over 7 million items, in nearly 4,000 separate collections. Included are papers of Robert E. Lee, T. J. Jackson, E. Kirby Smith, and John C. Pemberton. For more information see The Southern Historical Collection: A Guide to Manuscripts, by Susan Sokol Blosser and Clyde Norman Wilson Jr. ( 1970), and The Southern Historical Collection: Supplementary Guide to Manuscripts, 1970- 1975 by Everard H. Smith ( 1976).
Though probably better known for its Jefferson collection, the Manuscripts Department of the Alderman Library houses a number of Civil War diaries, as well as papers of Jubal Early, Robert E. Lee, John S. Mosby, and J.E.B. Stuart.
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Publication information: Book title: The American Civil War:A Handbook of Literature and Research. Contributors: Robin Higham - Editor, Steven E. Woodworth - Editor. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1996. Page number: 94.
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