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HIST 2600: Popular Mobilization in the American Civil War: Welcome

One of the most hotly debated academic issues of the Civil War remains the motivation of common soldiers to fight in what still remains America’s costliest conflict.

Civil War in the News

Alonzo Cushing died at Gettysburg in 1863.  In 2010 he was awarded the medal of Honor.  The U.S. Congressional Serial Set contains numerous petitions from family of the Civil War dead, like this one from Alonso's mother.

Primary and Secondary Sources

Primary means written at or near the time of the historical event.

Secondary means written many years later, probably by a scholar researching the historical event.

Atkins Library How-To Videos and Tours

If you are new to UNC Charlotte, you may want to browse the library's how-to videos and attend one of our drop-in library tours or research 101 sessions.