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Illinois During the Civil War, 1861-1865: Politics During the Civil War, Part 1

This video concerning the topic of Politics in Illinois and the Union During the Civil War, comes from the “Illinois During the Civil War, 1861-1865” website (, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries’ Digital Initiatives Unit: The “Illinois During the Civil War site presents primary source material illuminating society and politics in wartime Illinois. Although no battles took place in Illinois, the state’s residents still shaped the Civil War’s course and felt its effects. The site includes letters, diaries, and reminiscences of union soldiers, as well as other materials from the home front.
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