Monday, April 4, 2011

Virginia Tech Launches First of Civil War Newspapers Online

The American Civil War Newspapers website is now online, coinciding with the observance of the Civil War Sesquicentennial. The new web site has started with an index to one newspaper: the Macon, Georgia, Daily Telegraph for the period July 1860 to June 1865. 

The site is available free of charge. Users may search by keyword, or browse the pages either on their own or by predefined topics. Each page provides options for downloading and viewing printable digital images of the newspaper columns in which a search finds a hit, and also to browse the pages throughout an issue.

The ultimate goal of the American Civil War Newspapers database is to select a representative group of journals to index, with digital images of the newspapers themselves, for use by students and scholars. The newspapers selected will be a representative sampling of Union and Confederate, urban and small town, Eastern and Western, pro– and anti–administration.

The online American Civil War Newspapers may be found at

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