Indiana played an important role in the War Between the States. Discover how the Civil War changed and affected the lives of the people of our state through their personal letters, a history of Indiana camps, and travelogues.
Indiana Historical Society Press IND 973.7 Af
A unique collection of Civil War era letters sent from a committed Indiana Union family to their son, a soldier on the battlefield. The letters tell of what was happening at home in the villages and towns unscarred by the war.
Hattie Winslow 973.7 Wi
Camp Morton, named for Governor Oliver P. Morton was first used as a training camp, but after 1862 was pressed into service as a prisoner of war camp. The area now bounded by 19th and 22nd street, Central Ave. and Talbott St had been the site of the Indiana State Fair, whose board sued the federal government for damages after the war in the amount of $9815.56 and won. Please use this link to search for this title in the Library Catalog. Camp Morton
Michael Weeks 973.73 Wee
Covers outlines of ten itineraries for short road trips that cover every major battle of the war.
John Etter IND 973.7472 Ett
50,000 men served in the Home Guard in Indiana, serving as a first line of defense against invasion, prison guards and intelligence officers.
John Washington 306.362 Was
Washington was born a slave in Virginia, the son of a slave mother and white father. In 1872 he wrote his memoirs recalling his life as a house slave, laborer and servant on the eve of the Civil War. Details the struggles of families, black and white, as the war came and how it marked the end of economic and social relationships as they had known them.
Lew Wallace IND 973.7472 Wa
Drawn from Wallace’s autobiography, the book chronicles the successes and failures of his time of service during the Civil War