The Civil War Collection (1861-1865) is an artificial collection of correspondence, documents and printed material relating to the American Civil War. The Collection is comprised of a variety of items donated or purchased primarily because of their relationship to the war; some of the material predates, or postdates, the Civil War. The reason for their collection had mainly to do with the war or to a person closely associated with the war. Rather than create a number of small collections, especially where only one document or letter constitutes the entire collection, we have chosen to bring them together as a subject oriented artificial collection. For ease of access, they have been grouped together as follows: Personal Documents, Photographs, Military Documents - USA, Military Documents - CSA, Prints and Drawings, and Published Material.