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

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Overview

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: 2/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 137
  • Sales rank: 1,486,984
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Brett Barker received his Ph.D in history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. I The Boys in Blue 1
Ch. 1 Finding a Soldier 2
Ch. 2 Researching a Regiment 20
Ch. 3 Battles and Leaders 40
Ch. 4 The Visual Record 52
Pt. II The War At Home 69
Ch. 5 Finding a Civilian 70
Ch. 6 Researching a Community 84
Ch. 7 Government and the People 104
App.: Learning More about the Civil War 127
Illustration Credits 131
Index 133
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