Historical Civil War Documents

A selection of historical documents.

Document List

Johnston's Army Surrender Documents - April 26, 1865

Lincoln's First Inaugural Address - March 4, 1861

Sullivan Ballou Letter to his wife Sarah - July 14, 1861

The Flag of the United States - The True Story of OLD GLORY!

Lincoln's Letter to Horace Greeley - August 22, 1862

The Emancipation Proclamation - January 1, 1863

The Gettysburg Address - November 19, 1863

Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address - March 4, 1865

Historical Note


"March 29 - A good day for spring fever and it took hold of a good many. Have been busy all day preparing to leave for the south. This eve the 15th Mich came in tired, dirty and used up. The regt. Numbers about 900 and are armed with Austrian muskets, a very clumsy looking gun."

From The Civil War Diary of Cyrus F. Boyd, Fifteenth Iowa Infantry, 1861-1863


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