Thursday, January 26, 2012

Free Access to Lincoln Archives Digital Project through Memorial Day

I have posted before about the Lincoln Archives Digital Project.  The project is trying to digitize all federal records housed within the National Archives which were created during Abraham Lincoln's administration -- from November 1860, after Lincoln's election, to April 15, 1865, the date of his death.  Additional records to be digitized include those involved with the assassination; the capture, trial, and executions of the conspirators; the capture and imprisonment of Jefferson Davis; and the capture and trial of John Surratt.

The Lincoln Archives Digital Project is giving free access to the collection through May 28, 2012.  The site includes records and indices related to prisoners of war, the slave trade, court martials, and Lincoln's assassination, plus photographs, political cartoons, maps, and newspapers.  The site is very much still a work in progress, and a few records are scattered through different sections.

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