Library Corner


WELCOME to the Civil War Saga Library Corner where you’ll find free digitized copies of many rare and out-of-print books, articles and documents about the Civil War era.

The collection includes firsthand accounts of the war as well as letters, diaries, biographies and autobiographies of famous Civil War icons. The collection is listed alphabetically, by subject, for your convenience:

Booth, John Wilkes:

♠ “J Wilkes Booth: An Account of His Sojourn in Southern Maryland”; Thomas A. Jones; 1893

Brown, John:

♠ “The Life and Letters of Captain John Brown; Richard Davis Webb”; John Brown; 1861

Civil War Battles & Military Life:

♠ “One Year’s Soldiering: Embracing the Battles of Fort Donelson and Shiloh”; F.F. Kiner; 1863

♠ “Life In Camp: A History of Nine Month’s Service by John C. Williams”; 1864

♠ “Reminiscences and Documents Relating to the Civil War, 1865″; John Archibald Campbell; 1887

♠ “A Corporal’s Story: Experiences in the Ranks of Company C , 81st Ohio Vol. Infantry”; Charles Wright; 1887

♠ “Personal Recollections of the Battle of Shiloh”; Leander Stillwell; 1892

♠ “Men and Things I Saw in Civil War Days;”; James Folwer Rusling; 1899

♠ “Echoes of the Civil War As I Hear Them”; Michael Hendrick Fitch; 1905

♠ “Personal Recollections and Civil War Diary, 1864″; Lemuel Abijah Abbott; 1908

♠ “Matthew Brady’s Illustrated History of the Civil War, 1861-65″; Benson John Lossing; 1912

♠ “Fiftieth Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg: Report of the Pennsylvania Commission: Part 1″; 1913

♠ “Downing’s Civil War Diary”; Alexander G. Downing; 1916

Confederate Government:

“The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government”; Volume II; Jefferson Davis; 1881

“A Short History of the Confederate States of America”; Jefferson Davis; 1890

Grant, Ulysses S.:

♠ “Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant: Volume I”; Ulysses S. Grant; 1886

♠ “Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant: Volume II”; Ulysses S. Grant; 1886

♠ “Letters of Ulysses S. Grant to His Father and Youngest Sister, 1857-78″; Ulysses S. Grant; 1912

Jackson, Stonewall:

♠ “Life and Letters of General Thomas J. Jackson (Stonewall Jackson)”; Mary Anna Jackson; 1892

♠ “Memoirs of Stonewall Jackson By His Widow, Mary Anna Jackson”; Mary Anna Jackson; 1895

Lincoln, Abraham:

♠ “Abraham Lincoln: Complete Works, Comprising His Speeches, Letters, State Papers, and Miscellaneous Writings: Volume 1″; Abraham Lincoln, John G. Nicolay; John Hay; 1894

♠ “Abraham Lincoln’s Speeches”; Abraham Lincoln; 1896

♠ “Abraham Lincoln: By Some Men Who Knew Him”; Owen Thorton Reeves; 1910

♠ “The Political Debates Between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A Douglas”; Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas; 1911

♠ “Recollections of Abraham Lincoln”; Ward Hill Lamon; 1911

♠ “Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln”; Henry Bascom Rankin; 1916

Tubman, Harriet:

♠ “Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman”; Sarah Hopkins Bradford; 1869

Sherman, General William Tecumseh:

♠ “Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman; Volume I”; William Tecumseh Sherman; 1891

♠ “Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman; Volume II”; William Tecumseh Sherman; 1891


♠ “The Spy in the Rebellion”; Allan Pinkerton; 1883

Surratt, John H:

“The Trial of John H. Surratt in the Criminal Court for the District of Columbia: Volume I”; George Purnell Fisher; 1867

Underground Railroad:

♠ “The Underground Railroad”; William M. Mitchell; 1860

♠ “Still’s Underground Rail Road Records”; William Still; 1886

Women’s Roles in the Civil War:

♠ “My Imprisonment and the First Year of Abolition Rule at Washington”; Rose O’Neal Greenhow; 1863

♠ “Nurse and Spy in the Union Army”; Sarah Emma Edmonds; 1865

♠ “Woman’s Work in the Civil War: A Record of Heroism, Patriotism and Patience”; Linus Pierpont Brockett, Mary C. Vaughan; 1867

♠ “The Woman In Battle: A Narrative of the Exploits, Adventures and Travels of Madame Loreta Janeta Velazquez”; Loreta Janeta Velazquez; 1876

♠ “Memories: A Record of Personal Experience and Adventure During Four Years of War”; Fannie A. Beers; 1889


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