Virginia Civil War Legacy Project

The Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission and the Library of Virginia are partnering in the Civil War 150 Legacy Project to identify and locate original source materials in Virginia that are related to the Civil War and emancipation. The project will be visiting Winchester and Frederick County on July 22 and 23. Start looking for relevant items now!

Materials may include letters, memoirs, pension materials, military passes, discharge papers, diaries, hand-drawn maps, and selected memorabilia and other Civil War era manuscripts. Of particular interest to the project are global and pacifist perspectives and the viewpoints of individual African Americans and women. Items must be owned by the individual presenting the materials for digitization.

Follow the project and see a sampling of the scanned items at The Virginia Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the Civil War website.