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War

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See also History, Iraq, and National Security

 

Use TIGER catalog to help locate materials for American fighting engagements at home and abroad.

 

Instances of Use of US Armed Forces Abroad, 1798-2007 - reviews hundreds of instances in which the US has sent military forces abroad in situations of military conflict or potential conflict to protect U.S. citizens or promote U.S. interests; listed deployments vary in size and length, legal authorization and significance; in 11 separate cases listed in bold-face type the U.S. formally declared war against foreign nations; but for most the status of the action under domestic or international law hasn't been addressed; updated 1/14/08 {CRS report (45 page pdf)}

 

Photojournalism: A Record of War - explores how and why war has been photographed and affords students an opportunity to see bias within war reporting. In addition to analyzing war photographs, students learn about Mathew Brady's process for photographing the Civil War and how photographic equipment has improved over time. (Library of Congress)

 

Casualties

 

Revolutionary

 

Civil

  • Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in War of Rebellion, N 16.6:vol. -- See entry in the TIGER catalog for complete holdings. Letters, documents, reports regarding naval operations during Civil War.
  • War of the Rebellion, Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. 1880-1901, main stacks North 3rd Floor E 464.U6 -- Military records, reports, letters, orders on the Civil War arranged by campaign and theaters of operation Has index to individual names.
  • Civil War Treasures from the New York Historical Society - recruitment posters, sketches, photos, a prison camp newspaper, & letters Walt Whitman wrote to wounded servicemen; special sections examine the 1860 election, secession, war, African Americans in the Civil War, & recruitment & conscription.
  • CivilWar@Smithsonian - examines the Civil War through collections of artifacts: slavery & abolition, Abraham Lincoln, the first Union officer killed, soldiering, weapons, leaders, cavalries, navies, life & culture, Appomattox, Winslow Homer, & Mathew Brady; a Civil War timeline is included.
  • Civil War Center - promoting the study of the civil war
  • Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877) - provides documents and images for learning about "fugitive from labor" cases and black soldiers in the Civil War; includes Civil War photos by Mathew Brady and letters, telegrams, and photos illustrating factors that affected the Civil War.
  • Portraits of of Named Civil War Enlisted Men - a list of all known photographs in the organized collections of the Prints & Photographs Division that depict named Civil War soldiers with the rank of private, corporal, or sergeant.
  • Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery - one of the largest prisoner-of-war camps for Confederate soldiers during the Civil War outside Columbus, Ohio, and played a key role in the evolution of federal policy on marking Confederate graves. (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

Selected Civil War Photographs, 1861-1865 - over 1100 photographs, most made under the supervision of Mathew B. Brady -- scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle, consequences of battle, portraits of Confederate and Union officers and enlisted men (Library of Congress)

 

WWI

  • Guide to World War I Materials - includes photos, essays, primary documents, films, and sound recordings related to World War I; news accounts of the war, including in The Stars and Stripes, a newspaper written by and for American soldiers at the war front; brief features about the U.S. entering the war (April 6, 1917), American forces' first offensive (September 12, 1918), and the Treaty of Versailles (June 28, 1919). (Library of Congress)

 

 

WWII

  • After the Day of Infamy: Man-on-the-Street" Interviews Following the Attack on Pearl Harbor - listen to recordings and read transcripts of interviews representing "approximately 12 hours of opinions recorded in the days and months following the bombing of Pearl Harbor from more than two hundred individuals in cities and towns across the US." {American Memory Project}

 

  • FDPL historical World War II publications - digitized reports and documents such as: Choosing Women for War - Industry Jobs, America's Biggest War Plant and Air Raid Shelters in Buildings. These documents and many others are accessible at: {FDLP @ SMU Central University}

 

 

  • Pictures of World War II - over 100 photos from battlefronts around the world with topics like: aviation, battle of Britain, France, Germany, the Holocaust, Iwo Jima and Okinawa, Japan, naval battles, Philippine Islands, prisoners, and victory. (NARA)

 

Vietnam

 

 Gulf 1990-91

 

* [http://www.gulflink.osd.mil/|GulfLink - to provide on-line access to medical, operational, and intelligence documents from the 1990-1991 Gulf War

 

Afghanistan

Afghan Afghan War Diary, 2004-2010 -- over 91,000 reports written by soldiers and intelligence officers covering the war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010 - also at Kabul War Diary

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