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American Civil War
 
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Mar. 21, 2012
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Summary
In observance of the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War.
Features
U.S. History in Context theme page for the American Civil War. (Requires JCLC card and residence in Birmingham)
Special feature article from Encyclopedia Britannica with photos, tables, and timelines. (Requires JCLC card)
Databases
Description
Family name information, genealogy, histories, census data, military records, passenger lists, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Ancestry Library Edition is subject to ongoing updates and new content is added frequently. Ancestry Library Edition is only available from computers inside of the Birmingham Public Library.
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Birmingham Public Library - In Library Use Only.
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History, society, and everyday life come into focus through a variety of articles and media. You now have access to search the 5.2 million words, graphics, and multimedia from the Annals of American History Online, including: 2,100 entries from 1493 to the present, and original source documents such as speeches, essays, biographies, and editorials.
Availability
Requires a JCLC card.
Original Documents
USS Monitor Versus CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimack) and the Battle for Hampton Roads, 8-9 March 1862: Selected Original Documents. Selected Naval Documents.
The Sinking of the USS Housatonic by the Submarine CSS H.L. Hunley, off Charleston, South Carolina, 17 February 1864. Selected Naval Documents.
Websites
Impressive gateway to informational sites, divided by category.
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