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About this collection

The Civil War Home Front Collection consists of material selected from several IHS Collections that primarily deal with Indiana’s Civil War Home Front (circa1860s). Original letters from, to and about Indiana soldiers and their family members comprise the vast majority of this digital collection. Although the conduct of the war and some military matters are also included in some of the letters, these particular selections were made because they contain a significant amount of collective commentary on home front topics of local, regional and national interest. A selected number of specialty items in this digital collection also provide a glimpse of some other contemporary dimensions regarding the home front environment in Indiana. This digital collection was created through an LSTA 2010-11 Digitization Grant in which IHS partnered with IUPUI University Library (www.ulib.iupui.edu/digitalscholarship).

 
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