Mission Statement

Your database will be quite valuable to researchers.
- James M. McPherson, Battle Cry of Freedom

Here in this ultimate public domain (the Internet) historians, teachers, students and researchers can use these documents for their research and study. We also consider this venture to be at times a rescue operation, for example, read this: Soldier’s Letters Rescued from Trash Pile…

Fair use statement: This material is put online for educational and academic purposes.

We do NOT purchase Civil War letters but do accept donations from private collectors.

If you are interested in searching through our archives, you may do so without registering. If you are interested in contributing a correspondence (letter or diary) and/or soldier information, you may register as a Contributor.

NOTE: If you wish to allow us to post transcripts but DO NOT have the time to enter the information, we have volunteers who will. Please contact to send those transcriptions. You will be fully credited and if you have a website a link will be provided for EVERY letter or correspondence uploaded.