Civil War Letters

About the Civil War Letters collection

This is a collection of 456 letters written during the American Civil war and related to regiments mustered out counties in the Central New York region such as Oneida County, Herkimer County, and Madison County.

Each letter has been digitized to allow viewing of the original, transcribed to make the content of the letters easier to read, and encoded in TEI to facilitate rich searching of the content. The image of the original and the transcription are displayed side-by-side.

New letters will be coming soon

We are migrating our Civil War Letters collection to this new site, but as of April 6, 2016 only five letters are available.

We expect all 456 letters to be added by the end of Summer 2016.

Easy access to the letters