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Illinois During the Civil War

In the winter of 1861 Abraham Lincoln left his home in Springfield, Illinois to become President of the United States. Southern states reacted to the election of a Republican president by seceding from the Union, and the nation descended into Civil War. Although the combatants fought no battles on Illinois soil, the Civil War defined an era in the state. Illinoisans shaped the war's course and felt its effects. This digital collection presents primary source material from the Civil War era in Illinois. These materials include letters, diaries and reminiscences of Union soldiers, as well as important documents, images, and other resources from the home front. For more information, including historical themes, narrative essays, and lesson plans. see the main page for Illinois During the Civil War.

Col. John A. Bross
Eddy, T. M. The Patriotism of Illinois. Vol. 1. Chicago: Clarke & Co., 1865., Northern Illinois University
Brig. Gen. T. E. G. Ransom U. S. Vols
Eddy, T. M. The Patriotism of Illinois. Vol. 1. Chicago: Clarke & Co., 1865., Northern Illinois University
Maj. Gen. John A. Logan. U. S. V.
Eddy, T. M. The Patriotism of Illinois. Vol. 1. Chicago: Clarke & Co., 1865., Northern Illinois University
Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States
Eddy, T. M. The Patriotism of Illinois. Vol. 1. Chicago: Clarke & Co., 1865., Northern Illinois University
Hon. Richard Yates
Eddy, T. M. The Patriotism of Illinois. Vol. 1. Chicago: Clarke & Co., 1865., Northern Illinois University
Surgeon George Coatsworth. U. S. Vols
Eddy, T. M. The Patriotism of Illinois. Vol 2. Chicago: Clarke & Co., 1866., Northern Illinois University
Brevet Major-General M. Brayman
Eddy, T. M. The Patriotism of Illinois. Vol 2. Chicago: Clarke & Co., 1866., Northern Illinois University
Major-General B. H. Grierson. U. S. Vols
Eddy, T. M. The Patriotism of Illinois. Vol 2. Chicago: Clarke & Co., 1866., Northern Illinois University
Brevet Major-General A. L. Chetlain
Eddy, T. M. The Patriotism of Illinois. Vol 2. Chicago: Clarke & Co., 1866., Northern Illinois University
Major-General S. A. Hurlbut
Eddy, T. M. The Patriotism of Illinois. Vol 2. Chicago: Clarke & Co., 1866., Northern Illinois University
Lieutenant-General W. T. Sherman. U. S. A.
Eddy, T. M. The Patriotism of Illinois. Vol 2. Chicago: Clarke & Co., 1866., Northern Illinois University
Major-General John N. Palmer. U.S. Vols
Eddy, T. M. The Patriotism of Illinois. Vol 2. Chicago: Clarke & Co., 1866., Northern Illinois University
Adjutant-General I. N. Haynie, State of Illinois
Eddy, T. M. The Patriotism of Illinois. Vol 2. Chicago: Clarke & Co., 1866., Northern Illinois University
Hon. Allen C. Fuller
Eddy, T. M. The Patriotism of Illinois. Vol 2. Chicago: Clarke & Co., 1866., Northern Illinois University
Governor Richard J. Oglesby. Governor of Illinois
Eddy, T. M. The Patriotism of Illinois. Vol 2. Chicago: Clarke & Co., 1866., Northern Illinois University
Colonel A. W. Slayback
Reavis, L. U. Saint Louis: The Future Great City of the World. St. Louis: Gray, Baker and Company, 1875., St. Louis Mercantile Library
Colonel William S. Pope
Reavis, L. U. Saint Louis: The Future Great City of the World. St. Louis: Gray, Baker and Company, 1875., St. Louis Mercantile Library