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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.

General Logan Entering Vicksburg at the Head of the Army
Logan, Cornelius Ambrose and John Alexander Logan. The Volunteer Soldier of America. Chicago: R.S. Peale and Co., 1887., Northern Illinois University
The Second Battle of Atlanta
Logan, Cornelius Ambrose and John Alexander Logan. The Volunteer Soldier of America. Chicago: R.S. Peale and Co., 1887., Northern Illinois University
Scenes from Army Life -- Foraging
Logan, Cornelius Ambrose and John Alexander Logan. The Volunteer Soldier of America. Chicago: R.S. Peale and Co., 1887., Northern Illinois University
Scenes from Army Life -- Hospital Scene
Logan, Cornelius Ambrose and John Alexander Logan. The Volunteer Soldier of America. Chicago: R.S. Peale and Co., 1887., Northern Illinois University
Scenes from Army Life -- Camp Life at Corinth
Logan, Cornelius Ambrose and John Alexander Logan. The Volunteer Soldier of America. Chicago: R.S. Peale and Co., 1887., Northern Illinois University
General Logan a Godfather During the Storm of Battle
Logan, Cornelius Ambrose and John Alexander Logan. The Volunteer Soldier of America. Chicago: R.S. Peale and Co., 1887., Northern Illinois University
Portrait of General Logan, From Photograph by Scott, Chicago
Logan, Cornelius Ambrose and John Alexander Logan. The Volunteer Soldier of America. Chicago: R.S. Peale and Co., 1887., Northern Illinois University
Famous Military Leaders: General U. S. Grant, Major-General E. V. Sumner, Major-General John E. Wool, Major-General Lew. Wallace, Major-General Jeff. C. Davis
Logan, Cornelius Ambrose and John Alexander Logan. The Volunteer Soldier of America. Chicago: R.S. Peale and Co., 1887., Northern Illinois University
The Battle of Champion Hills
Logan, Cornelius Ambrose and John Alexander Logan. The Volunteer Soldier of America. Chicago: R.S. Peale and Co., 1887., Northern Illinois University
Three Typical Volunteer Generals: General John Stark and His Green Mountain Boys, General Logan in the Rain Before Donelson, General Terry at Fort Fisher
Logan, Cornelius Ambrose and John Alexander Logan. The Volunteer Soldier of America. Chicago: R.S. Peale and Co., 1887., Northern Illinois University
Explosion at the Center of Vicksburg
Logan, Cornelius Ambrose and John Alexander Logan. The Volunteer Soldier of America. Chicago: R.S. Peale and Co., 1887., Northern Illinois University
General Logan Hurrying from Congress to the Field of Bull Run
Logan, Cornelius Ambrose and John Alexander Logan. The Volunteer Soldier of America. Chicago: R.S. Peale and Co., 1887., Northern Illinois University
The Battle of Kenesaw Mountain
Logan, Cornelius Ambrose and John Alexander Logan. The Volunteer Soldier of America. Chicago: R.S. Peale and Co., 1887., Northern Illinois University
General Logan at Atlanta
Logan, Cornelius Ambrose and John Alexander Logan. The Volunteer Soldier of America. Chicago: R.S. Peale and Co., 1887., Northern Illinois University