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Virginia in the American Civil War

Library of Virginia collections pertaining to the American Civil War


The Local Records collection at the Library of Virginia contains many Civil War-related records. Individual records may be challenging to find, as many are items found within larger collections, such as exhibits in chancery court records or items within business records.

For more information about local records, see the following guides:

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Use the following suggested keywords to search the LVA Catalog:

[Locality] History Civil War, 1861-1865
Virginia History Civil War, 1861-1865