In an article which mentioned airplanes over the trenches at Petersburg, I also found some exciting news about the Southern Historical Society Papers. I did not realize they had been placed online at Tufts University’s Perseus Digital Library. Here’s a link to Volume 1. If all else fails, just do a search for “southern historical society papers” and you’ll be able to access any of Volumes 1-37 online. It’s a bit of a quirky navigation structure, but it’ll do wonders for my ability to add accounts from the SHSP to The Siege of Petersburg Online, something I’ve struggled with a bit. I’ve been working with a badly OCRed set of PDF files looking for Petersburg materials, so I can’t wait to find some time to dig through this new version of the Papers soon.
Tufts University Has Digitized the Southern Historical Society Papers
4 responses to “Tufts University Has Digitized the Southern Historical Society Papers”
Brett, they’ve been on CD for quite some time, but of course this is free. Searching the CD is easier, tho.
Some issues of Confederate Veteran are on Google books.
Does anyone have any info of CSA troops who served as scouts in Loudoun, Fairfax,Fauquier counties VA during the C.W. I have 15 men who were Loudoun Co. Arty mn who I have no records for after the 1862 re-organization of CSA Arty. My conjecture is that they were sent home to play farmer during the day and scout during the night.