Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Civil War Maps in the New York Daily Tribune

One of the ways I keep up with new resources is to subscribe to newsletters.  There are alot of people out there who know a lot more than I do so I just listen up.  One of my favorite newsletters is from Chronicling AmericaChronicling America is a database that houses digital images of historic newspapers nationwide.  It is a huge resource for genealogy and historical research but sometimes it is too big. I just can't wrap my mind around all the possible topics this site could help with.  The newsletter highlights topics that can be studied successfully in the database.  This weeks newsletter was a perfect example.  It focused on Civil War maps found in the New York Daily News.  Who would know?!! Here is the newsletter description:

As hostilities intensify between the North and the South, people on both sides of the burgeoning Civil War seek to make sense of what is taking place in their country. The press rushed to publish stories and accounts of the battles, but perhaps the most telling features were the maps that they published. The New York Tribune published these graphical accounts of the Battle of Bull Run, Battle of Gettysburg and more. This topic page provides useful information for finding Civil War Maps in Chronicling America's historic newspapers, including significant dates, associated search terms, as well as sample article links.... Read more about it!

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