Civil War Washington is a project with digitized newspapers, searchable databases, and downloadable data for DC & the Civil War. The project “allows users to study, visualize, and theorize the complex changes in the city of Washington, DC between 1860 and 1865 through a collection of datasets, images, texts, and maps.”

Civil War Washington has a searchable database which “identifies people, places, organizations, documents, and events that have a connection to Civil War DC, and includes more than 7,000 records documenting these entities and their relationships. The database will continue to grow over time. Users will find more information on the types of records and sources of information below. Users can browse and search within specific sections of the database or across its entirety. Basic keyword and advanced searches are available.”


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