Penn Libraries

Civil War and Reconstruction Era Records

Civil War Service Reports of the Union Army Generals
http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/123309

“These generals’ reports of service represent an attempt by the Adjutant General’s Office (AGO) to obtain more complete records of the service of the various Union generals serving in the Civil War. In 1864, the Adjutant General requested that each such general submit “…a succinct account of your military history…since March 4th, 1861.” In 1872, and in later years, similar requests were made for statements of service for the remaining period of the war.”

Reconstruction, Jim Crow, and the Enforcement of Federal Law in the South, 1871-1884
http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/123318

“This collection on law and order documents the efforts of district attorneys from southern states to uphold federal laws in the states that fought in the Confederacy or were Border States. This publication includes their correspondence with the attorney general as well all other letters received by the attorney general from the states in question during that period, including the correspondence of marshals, judges, convicts, and concerned or aggrieved citizens.”

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