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Civil War Resources in Duke's David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library: Military History


Confederate Soldier


Useful Searches

 The links below use the subject heading "United States-History-Civil War, 1861-1865" in conjunction with the subheadings to search for material related to specific military aspects of the Civil War:



Destruction and Pillage

Equipment and Supplies

Naval Operations

Prisoners and Prisons


Notable Manuscript Collections

Notable Print Material


  • Confederate Imprints   Duke holds one of the world’s largest collections of Confederate imprints, or items printed in the Confederate States of America between secession from the Union and the surrender of the Confederate military forces (December 1860-April 1865). Imprints of a military nature range in scope from recruitment posters and official War Dept. regulation concerning desertion, discipline, hygiene, and medicine to general orders, regimental announcements, and battlefield reports