The University of Mississippi Civil War Archive provides a sampling of the Archives & Special Collections extensive Civil War primary source holdings. Pulling from various physical collections, these materials document troop movements, social conditions, battles, the home front and an extensive variety of topics.
Including correspondence, diaries, images and field reports, the Civil War Archive adds to the narrative of the War, both on the field and home front. As this collection is not comprehensive of the University of Mississippi's Civil War holdings, researchers interested in further research on this topic should view the Civil War subject guide .
Beyond the Civil War, this collection gives minor insight into Antebellum & Reconstruction Mississippi. Adding context to the individual narratives, collections with limited materials dated outside 1861-1865 were digitized in full; these were selected when the majority of materials related to the War. Collections selectively included are noted in their description below.
The University of Mississippi Civil War Archive will continue to grow as staff time allows.
Some of the images and language that appear in this/these digital collection(s) depict prejudices that are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. This content is being presented as historical documents to aid in the understanding of both American history and the history of the University of Mississippi. The University Creed speaks to our current deeply held values, and the availability of this content should not be taken as an endorsement of previous attitudes or behavior.
Image from the collection: Purchase Authorization (10 July 1863)