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The images in this digital collection are drawn from the New-York
Historical Society's rich archival collections that document the Civil
War. They include recruiting posters for New York City regiments of
volunteers; stereographic views documenting the mustering of soldiers and
of popular support for the Union in New York City; photography showing the
war's impact, both in the north and south; and drawings and writings by
ordinary soldiers on both sides.
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the past. These primary historical documents reflect the attitudes,
perspectives, and beliefs of different times. The Library of Congress and
the New-York Historical Society do not endorse the views expressed in
these collections, which may contain materials offensive to some readers.
Special Presentation: Before, During, and After the Civil War.
The digitization and presentation of these materials by The New-York Historical Society were
supported by the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The source materials for this collection are housed at the The New-York Historical Society.
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reproductions, contact the New-York Historical
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