Exploring Civil War Wisconsin: A Survival Guide for Researchers / Edition 1

Exploring Civil War Wisconsin: A Survival Guide for Researchers / Edition 1

by Brett Barker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0870203398

ISBN-13: 9780870203398

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society

The innovative format of Exploring Civil War Wisconsin makes it easy for Civil War buffs, genealogists, and students to find and effectively use the vast array of historical materials about the Civil War found in archives, military and census records, published firsthand accounts, newspapers, and even on the Internet. This lively, illustrated guide focuses

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The innovative format of Exploring Civil War Wisconsin makes it easy for Civil War buffs, genealogists, and students to find and effectively use the vast array of historical materials about the Civil War found in archives, military and census records, published firsthand accounts, newspapers, and even on the Internet. This lively, illustrated guide focuses on Wisconsin in the Civil War, but is broadly applicable to Civil War research anywhere. Images of original documents and historic photographs illustrate every chapter, acquainting readers with both the Civil War and its sources. The easy-to-use and informative text is unlike anything else currently on the market.

Throughout the book, boxed features and sidebars provide background information and tips on how to do research. Author Brett Barker explains how to uncover the history of an individual soldier, his regiment, and his role in the Union Army using rosters, military records, pension files, and memoirs. And, he shows how to explore the home front during the war using the census, newspapers, city directories, and government records.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870203398
Publisher:
Wisconsin Historical Society
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. IThe Boys in Blue1
Ch. 1Finding a Soldier2
Ch. 2Researching a Regiment20
Ch. 3Battles and Leaders40
Ch. 4The Visual Record52
Pt. IIThe War At Home69
Ch. 5Finding a Civilian70
Ch. 6Researching a Community84
Ch. 7Government and the People104
App.: Learning More about the Civil War127
Illustration Credits131
Index133

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