Virginia Civil War 150
 
Civil War 150 Legacy Project
 
 

American Association of State and Local History

The Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission and the Library of Virginia are partnering in the Civil War 150 Legacy Project to identify and locate original source materials in Virginia that are related to the Civil War and emancipation. Materials may include letters, memoirs, pension materials, military passes, discharge papers, diaries, hand-drawn maps, and selected memorabilia and other Civil War era manuscripts. Of particular interest to the project are global and pacifist perspectives and the viewpoints of individual African Americans and women. Items must be owned by the individual presenting the materials for digitization.

The Library of Virginia is sending teams of archivists to scan privately-held manuscript material for inclusion on both the Library of Virginia and the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission websites. The teams are coordinating visits with local sesquicentennial committees to ensure coverage of the whole of Virginia.

 

Locate items within your family collections that document the Civil War and the Civil-War era. Items suitable for the Civil War 150 Legacy Project include:

Letters Military passes / discharge papers
Diaries Photographs
Hand-drawn maps Pension materials
Hand-drawn sketches Other documentary materials not listed
Claims for damages by the Confederate Army or Federal Army

Items must be owned by the individual presenting the materials for digitization. Materials that are photocopied and/or subject to United States copyright law may not be submitted for digitization.

 

  Library of Virginia Legacy Project

 

Renee Savits, CW 150 Legacy Project

For general questions or for further information you may also contact the regional coordinators at cw150legacy@lva.virginia.gov.

 

Virginia Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the American Civil War
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