Thursday, June 10, 2010 Civil War Collection Open Free to Public through June.

Announcement from

The Civil War forever changed the United States and left a wide range of valuable records for historians, genealogists and other researchers. Footnote has millions of documents, photos and maps relating to the Civil War and for the month of June you can access all of them for free.

We have just launched a new Civil War area of the site that makes it easier to view, search and browse our Civil War collection. Come see what you can find and discover the Civil War through the eyes of those who lived it. Visit our new Civil War website today.

What's New?

We have also been updating our collections and adding new Civil War titles to the site:

* New - Civil War Maps - 1,600 maps from the Library of Congress
* New - Civil War Subversion Investigations:
--Case files relating to the arrest, parole, and release of suspects
* Updated - Union Soldier Service Records:
--TN, DE, NC, MD, WV, LA, US Colored Troops
* Updated - Civil War Pension Files

To visit Click Here.

Note: The term "US Colored Troops" was the official US Government designation for the all-black units (with white officers) in which the 185,000 African American soldiers who enlisted in the Union Army served.

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