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

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Subject headings in the Duke Libraries Catalog can be subdivided into narrower topics by the assignment of standard subheadings. For example, "History" is a subheading that may be used with the name of any country (United States--History) or group (Women --United States --History). You can also use these terms in keyword searches. For help finding books in the stacks, use the guide to Book Locations.

To find primary materials, try one of these subheadings following your subject:
-- Correspondence
-- Letters
-- Diaries
-- Memoirs
-- Personal Narratives
-- Sources

For example:
Prisoners of war -- North Carolina -- Diaries
United States -- History -- Civil War -- Personal Narratives

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