Union Soldiers of the Civil War (Primary Sources)

The works below are diaries, memoirs and letters by Union soldiers in the U.S. Civil War. They are primary sources that provide direct information on people's experiences during the war.

Union Soldiers of the Civil War (Primary Sources): Selected full-text books and articles

Haskell of Gettysburg: His Life and Civil War Papers By Franklin Aretas Haskell; Frank L. Byrne; Andrew T. Weaver Kent State University Press, 1989
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Memoirs of Chaplain Life: Three Years with the Irish Brigade in the Army of the Potomac By William Corby; Lawrence Frederick Kohl Fordham University Press, 1992
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
"A Grand Terrible Dramma": From Gettysburg to Petersburg: The Civil War Letters of Charles Wellington Reed By Eric A. Campbell Fordham University Press, 2000
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
At Custer's Side: The Civil War Writings of James Harvey Kidd By James Harvey Kidd; Eric J. Wittenberg Kent State University Press, 2001
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
One of Custer's Wolverines: The Civil War Letters of Brevet Brigadier General James H. Kidd, 6th Michigan Cavalry By Eric J. Wittenberg Kent State University Press, 2000
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The Military Memoirs of General John Pope By John Pope; Peter Cozzens; Robert I. Girardi University of North Carolina Press, 1998
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Marching with Sherman: Passages from the Letters and Campaign Diaries of Henry Hitchcock, Major and Assistant Adjutant General of Volunteers, November 1864-May 1865 By Henry Hitchcock; M. A. Dewolfe Howe University of Nebraska Press, 1995
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
A Jewish Colonel in the Civil War: Marcus M. Spiegel of the Ohio Volunteers By Marcus M. Spiegel; Jean Powers Soman; Frank L. Byrne University of Nebraska Press, 1995
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The Journal of a Civil War Surgeon By J. Franklin Dyer; Michael B. Chesson University of Nebraska Press, 2003
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Turned inside Out: Recollections of a Private Soldier in the Army of the Potomac By Frank Wilkeson; James M. McPherson University of Nebraska Press, 1997
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Like Grass before the Scythe: The Life and Death of Sgt. William Remmel, 121St New York Infantry By Robert Patrick Bender University of Alabama Press, 2007
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
On to Atlanta: The Civil War Diaries of John Hill Ferguson, Illinois Tenth Regiment of Volunteers By Janet Correll Ellison; Mark A. Weitz University of Nebraska Press, 2001
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Diary of a Yankee Engineer: The Civil War Story of John H. Westervelt, Engineer, 1st New York Volunteer Engineer Corps By John H. Westervelt; Anita Palladino Fordham University Press, 1997
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Commanding Boston's Irish Ninth: The Civil War Letters of Colonel Patrick R. Guiney, Ninth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry By Patrick R. Guiney; Christian G. Samito Fordham University Press, 1998
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Forgotten Valor: The Memoirs, Journals & Civil War Letters of Orlando B. Willcox By Orlando B. Willcox; Robert Garth Scott Kent State University Press, 1999
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Lamson of the Gettysburg: The Civil War Letters of Lieutenant Roswell H. Lamson, U.S. Navy By Roswell H. Lamson; Patricia R. McPherson; James M. McPherson Oxford University Press, 1997
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Dear Sister: The Civil War Letters of the Brothers Gould By Robert F. Harris; John Niflot Praeger Publishers, 1998
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The Passing of the Armies: An Account of the Final Campaign of the Army of the Potomac, Based upon Personal Reminiscences of the Fifth Army Corps By Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain University of Nebraska Press, 1998
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The Musick of the Mocking Birds, the Roar of the Cannon: The Civil War Diary and Letters of William Winters By William Winters; Steven E. Woodworth University of Nebraska Press, 1998
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Through Ordinary Eyes: The Civil War Correspondence of Rufus Robbins, Private, 7th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers By Rufus Robbins; Ella Jane Bruen; Brian M. Fitzgibbons; Jon Wakelyn Praeger, 2000
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The Citizen-Soldier: The Memoirs of a Civil War Volunteer By John Beatty University of Nebraska Press, 1998
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
War Letters, 1862-1865, of John Chipman Gray ... and John Codman Ropes ... with Portraits By John Chipman Gray; John Codman Ropes Houghton Mifflin, 1927
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Campaigning with Grant By Horace Porter University of Nebraska Press, 2000
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Thrilling Days in Army Life By General George A. Forsyth Harper and Brothers, 1901
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Memoirs of the Rebellion on the Border, 1863 By Wiley Britton University of Nebraska Press, 1993
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
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