Top of page

Collection Confederate States of America Records

Related Resources

There are thousands of sources on subjects related to the Confederacy, including biographies of major Confederate military and political figures, regimental histories, works on the Lost Cause, and studies of other more focused topics relating to economics, gender, spies, etc.  The list below includes broad histories of the Confederate States of America, collections of Confederate documents, or other Confederate sources unique to the Library of Congress.

  • Beauregard, G. T.  G. T. Beauregard Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. Finding aid available online in XML and PDF versions: hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms006004 and hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms006004.3 (PDF, 52KB)
  • Coulter, E. Merton.  The Confederate States of America, 1861-1865. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1950.  Catalog record available at lccn.loc.gov/50006319.
  • Early, Jubal Anderson.  Jubal Anderson Early Papers. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. Finding aid available online in XML and PDF versions: hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms008046 and hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms008046.3 (PDF, 40KB)
  • Encyclopedia of the Confederacy.  4 vols.  Edited by Richard N. Current.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993. Catalog record available at lccn.loc.gov/93004133.
  • Davis, Jefferson.  The Papers of Jefferson Davis.  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1971-[2008].  See vols. 7-11 for correspondence related to the Confederate States of America. Catalog record available at lccn.loc.gov/76152704.
  • Davis, William C.  Look Away! A History of the Confederate States of America.  New York: Free Press, 2002.  Catalog record available at lccn.loc.gov/2001059778.
  • Davis, William C.  The Cause Lost: Myths and Realities of the Confederacy.  Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1996.  Catalog record available at lccn.loc.gov/96014237.
  • Eaton, Clement.  A History of the Southern Confederacy.  New York: Macmillan, 1954.  Catalog record available at lccn.loc.gov/54008772.
  • Fowler, John D., ed.  The Confederate Experience Reader: Selected Documents and Essays.  New York: Routledge, 2008.  Catalog record available at lccn.loc.gov/2007001059.
  • Harrison, Burton.  Burton Norvell Harrison Family Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.  Finding aid available online in XML and PDF versions: hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms003060 and hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms003060.3 (PDF, 95KB)
  • Hotchkiss, Jedediah.  Jedediah Hotchkiss Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.  Finding aid available online in XML and PDF versions: hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms006031 and hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms006031.3 (PDF, 185KB)
  • National Archives and Records Administration. War Department Collection of Confederate Records, 1825-1900, Record Group 109, described in the web version of Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States, available at  http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/109.html.
  • Stephens, Alexander H.  Alexander Hamilton Stephens Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.  Finding aid available online in XML and PDF versions: hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms010138 and hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms010138.3 (PDF, 88KB)
  • Thomas, Emory M.  The Confederate Nation, 1861-1865.  New York: Harper & Row, 1979; reprinted with new introduction, New York: Harper Perennial, 2011.  Catalog record available at lccn.loc.gov/2012376009.
  • United States. Naval War Records Office. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1894-1922. Available online through The Cornell University Library Making of America Collection at  http://ebooks.library.cornell.edu/m/moawar/ofre.html External
  • United States. War Department. The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1880-1901. Available online through The Cornell University Library Making of America Collection at  http://ebooks.library.cornell.edu/m/moawar/waro.html External
  • Vandiver, Frank E.  Their Tattered Flags: The Epic of the Confederacy.  New York: Harper's Magazine Press, 1970.  Catalog record available at lccn.loc.gov/77096018.