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U.S. Civil War (1861-1865): Primary Sources: Border States

This guide provides access to both resources restricted to ASU Library affiliates and open access primary source materials which focus on the United States Civil War (1861-1865).

Primary Sources: Open Access: Border States

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During the war Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada (1864 statehood) and West Virginia (1863 statehood) were undeclared border states.



Delaware Historical Society
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Delaware Public Archives: Digital Archives
For "Document Collections" see Abram Draper Personal Correspondence, Diary of Cyrus Forwood, and Historical and Cultural Affairs Photographs.
For "Online Exhibits" see Civil War: A Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the Great State of Delaware in the American Civil War.
For "Guides" see Guides to DPA Civil War Records.



Kentucky Digital Virtual Library
Search examples: Civil War, 1861-1865 and Veterans (Civil War, 1861-1865).

Kentucky Historical Society: Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition

Kentucky Historical Society: Digital Collections
Cartes de visite
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

University of Kentucky, UK Libraries & UK Special Collections Research Center: ExploreUK
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

University of Louisville: University Libraries: Digital Collections
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865



Digital Maryland
Civil War - Allegany County Historical Society
Civil War Collection - Historical Society of Carroll County
Civil War in Your Attic: Preserving the Legacy of Maryland and the Civil War
Manumissions, Indentures, Bills of Sale - Howard County Historical Society
Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman - Eastern Shore Regional Library
Slave Documents Collection - Enoch Pratt Free Library.

Maryland Center for History and Culture: Digital Collections
Boyd Family Collection of Civil War Photographs
Civil War Papers Collection
Civil wars
Maryland--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Unionists (United States Civil War)--Maryland--Baltimore
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Casualties
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Civilian relief
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Hospitals
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Monuments
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Participation, African American
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Poetry
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Public opinion
United States. Army--Recruiting, enlistment, etc.--Civil War, 1861-1865, [World War, 1914-1918, etc.].

University of Maryland: University Libraries: Digital Collections
Collection Name:
The Civil War in Maryland Collection


Missouri Digital Heritage
See the main Civil War collection - which includes and Divided Loyalties.
The Browse Collections: By Title (All) page includes many more specialized collections related to the "Civil War."

State Historical Society of Missouri: American Civil War in Missouri Research Guide

University of Missouri: University Libraries: University of Missouri Digital Library
Missouriana: Civil War in Missouri
United States -- History - -Civil War, 1861-1865
Time Period:



Nevada Library Cooperative

Nevada State Library, Archives & Public Records

University of Nevada, Las Vegas: UNLV University Libraries: Special Collections and Archives Portal



Archival Resources of the Virginias

National Park Service: West Virginia Civil War Battles

West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture & History

West Virginia University: WVU Libraries: Digital Collections & Exhibits
Clarysville Civil War Hospital
Francis H. Pierpont Civil War Telegram Series

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