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2011 marks the beginning of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. The Toledo – Lucas County Public Library collection contains a wealth of material related to the War. From general histories and biographies to atlases, official documents, genealogical sources, music and films, the Library has something for a wide range of ages and levels of interest. 



African American Studies Center
Includes 5 encyclopedias plus maps, charts, and photos
Biography in Context
Contains more than 600,000 biographies on more than 500,000 people gathered from Gale reference sources. Content is complemented by full-text articles from hundreds of other sources. Search for people---both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor---based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword and full text. Or combine search criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search. Includes capability to translate articles into 8 languages, citation tools, and ReadSpeaker text-to-speech
Historical Newspapers
Online resource for complete historical editions of The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.
Ohio History Central Encyclopedia
An online encyclopedia that provides information about Ohio's history and evolution.

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Web sites

Civil War @ Smithsonian

Library of Congress: U.S. Civil War

Civil War Trust: Saving America’s Civil War Battlefields
The organization that sponsors this Web site is devoted to preserving Civil War battlefields, especially those threatened by development. The Web site contains articles and maps for numerous Civil War battles.

American Civil War Homepage
The American Civil War Homepage gathers together in one place hypertext links to the most useful identified electronic files about the American Civil War (1861-1865). The page opens a gateway to the Internet's multi-formatted resources concerning the War.

Ohio in the Civil War
A research site providing detailed information concerning Ohio’s contribution during the American Civil War. This site contains extensive bibliographic material about Ohio’s infantry, cavalry, artillery and miscellaneous regiments.

Ohio Civil War 150
The Civil War story in Ohio touches almost every community in the state, and this Web site is a place for those interested in its vast and fascinating history to come together around the anniversary of that time period.

American Civil War Museum of Ohio
The museum, located in Tiffin, offers eight exhibit rooms that follow the Civil War and Ohio's role in it.

The Civil War a Film by Ken Burns

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Local Organizations

Greater Toledo Civil War Roundtable
The Greater Toledo Civil War Roundtable's main purpose is to provide a forum where anyone with an interest in the American Civil War, regardless of his or her level of expertise, can gather together to study, discuss and learn about the various facets of this period of American history -- from the battlefield to the homefront and everything in between. This is accomplished through Monthly Meetings and Luncheon Programs

14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
The 14th OVI/3rd Arkansas is a non-profit corporation dedicated to remembering the Civil War through Living History and preservation. Our unit is based in the northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan area.

5th United States Colored Troops Company
The Fifth United States Colored Troop’s  Company  G of Ohio is an African American re-enactment unit of the American Civil War (1863-1865 ). We are dedicated to educating the public and preserving the memories of those African American who served the Union from the great State of Ohio. 

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