Latest Civil War News & Articles
(Posts from the Society blog, newsletter & Journal)
. Civil War Diaries Enter Cyberspace - Blog, April 2013
* May 1987, Newsletter -- Cecil Minister Had to Pick Two For Execution in the Civil War,
. Vol. 2., No. 2 -- Winter 2002-2003 -- (Journal) Civil War Letters of John
Alfred Edson, 10th New York Porter Guard Calvary - Spring 1862 --
The New York Soldier, John Alfred Edson, was moving toward the center of
the war, but for a few months he and his regiment were at its outer edge,
securely stationed at Perryville and then Havre de Grace.
Digital Humanities Links
U of DE Crowdsources the Civil War Diary of Joseph Brown
Great grandson rewrites Civil War wrong; government to issue correct
Photos From the Collection
* Digital Diary of the Rev. Joseph Brown, a Civil War Chaplain (registration required)
. Catalog of Civil War Soldiers Buried in Cecil County -- In the 1960s, the Society went on a search to identify Civil War soldiers buried in cemeteries around the county. Traveling throughout the area visiting old cemeteries and pouring over aging newspapers volunteers created an index of these veterans. Carefully placing their findings on 3 X 5 cards, they created this inventory, which we are sharing online. The card contains whatever basic information they were able to develop from their sources. Typically you'll find the date of death, burial location and some information about their service activity.
Civil War Pension Book, Cecil County (digital product)
* Black Civil War Patriots of Cecil County Maryland -- , Eric Mease, M.A. Thesis, Liberal Studies, University of Delaware, Fall 2010 -- The purpose of this thesis is to document the lives, before, during and after
the Civil War, of African American Veterans of that war, members of the United
States Colored Troop (USCT) regiments all, who were in some way related to Cecil County, Maryland.
, Civil War Era Correspondence Finding Aid -- This finding aid summarizes the Society's record group containing Civil War-era letters. Click here to read the introduction, outlining the scope, focus, and limitations of this aid. Click here to examine the spreadsheet containing the list of identified resources.
* Gerry Collection Finding Aid -- A large collection of Civil War & 19th century era manuscripts donated by Dr. Davy McCall.
Cecil County in the Civil War Virtual Library
For over 80-years the Society has collected items related to Cecil in the Civil War and it had published many articles. On these pages we will connect you to some of these virtual resources. We will include materials we have published over generations, scholarly e-books, newspaper columns, photographs, and much more as we work to develop our digital collections.