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Civil War Military Units from Minnesota: General Sources

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Overviews of the Civil War

Battle Cry of Freedom, the Civil War Era, by James M. MacPherson.
New York, Oxford University Press, 1988.
MNHS Call number: Reading Room E470 .M17 1988
 
The Civil War: A Narrative, by Shelby Foote and the Editors of Time-Life Books.
Alexandria, VA, Time-Life Books, 1999.
A classic account of the War, the basis for the Ken Burns PBS series.
MNHS Call Number: E468. F7 1999

The War for the Union, by Allan Nevins
New York, Scribner. [1959 - 1971]
Among the most detailed accounts of the War by a renowned historian.
MNHS Call Number:  E468. N43

Minnesota in the Civil War

Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars, prepared and published by the Board of Commissioners.
St. Paul, MN. Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2005.
Includes rosters and short histories for all Minnesota Volunteer Units.
MNHS Call Number:  Reading Room E515 .M 66 2005
 
Minnesota in the Civil War, An Illustrated History, by Carley Kenneth.
St. Paul, Minnesota Historical Society Press. 2000
This is a  new edition of a much earlier work with added text and illustrations.  The book provides a good overview of the service of a number of Minnesota units.  
MNHS Call number: Reading Room E 575 .C2 2000, also available for purchase
 
A History of Minnesota, Vol. 2, by William Watts Folwell.
St. Paul, MN. Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1961.
An excellent overview of Minnesota and the War, particularly the political history.
MNHS Call Number: Reading Room F606 .F679
 
Minnesota in the Civil War, 1861 - 1866: A Bibliography of Published Sources, by Stephen Osman.
St. Paul, MN, Minnesota Historical Society. 2000
An excellent thorough overview of published sources
MNHS Call Number: Digital Copy

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