Cheney was the first president of Bates College. Includes a diary, as well as correspondence documenting his efforts to raise money during the Civil War.
Free Will Baptist Sources
Freewill Baptists were abolitionists. Some of their materials held in the in the Library or in Special Collections contain information relating to their beliefs and activities during the War concerning slavery and its abolition.
Online full-text of letters, diaries, and memoirs.
Includes over 100,000 pages of published memoirs, letters, and diaries, plus 4,000 pages of previously unpublished materials, documenting all aspects of the American Civil War through first-person accounts from a diverse range of individuals, from soldiers and politicians to wives and spies.
Limit by Dates and Eras > Eras in American History > U.S. Civil War.
Created by Readex through partnerships with the American Antiquarian Society, Library of Congress, Wisconsin Historical Society and others, America's Historical Newspapers enables researchers to explore virtually every aspect of America during the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.
Digitized newspapers, including the Civil War era. Limit by date, state, or newspaper title.
Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). The site is still a work in progress.
American periodicals; Civil War era covered by Atlantic Monthly, Continental Monthly, Harper's New Monthly, New Englander, North American Review, Old Guard, Putnam's Monthly, and Scientific American.
Making of America (MOA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history primarily from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.
Includes New York Observer and Chronicle, Old Guard, and a number of abolitionist periodicals.
Periodicals that began publishing between 1741, when Andrew Bradford's American Magazine and Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine were launched, and 1900. The bulk of the collection dates from the 19th-century. Periodicals that began publishing before 1900 and continued into the 20th century are included through 1940.
Periodicals Archive Online is a major online periodical archive that makes the backfiles of periodicals in the humanities and social sciences available electronically, providing access to the full text of a growing number of digitized periodicals that have been indexed in its sister database, Periodicals Index Online.
U.S. Senate and House reports. Includes "War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies."
A wealth of early reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Originally published in approximately 13,800 bound volumes, this full-text set includes all subjects/topics that the U.S. government has researched and reported on dealing with international affairs, disasters, social issues, Indian affairs, commerce and communication, explorations, and more. Excellent searching and browsing features.
These volumes were published by Southerners concerned that the War might be remembered only from a Northern perspective. Includes personal recollections by Southerners as well as official battle reports.