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Jim Corsaro <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 27 Oct 1997 16:09:15 -0800
"A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
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The State Library does have sets of the Civil War Cent. Comm. pams.
Write to Vicki DiNovo, Gifts and Exchange Section, NYSL, Empire
State Plaza, Albany, 12230 or [log in to unmask]


James Corsaro
Associate Librarian
Manuscripts and Special Collections
New York State Library
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York  12230
e-mail: [log in to unmask]
(518) 474-5963

On Mon, 27 Oct 1997 [log in to unmask] wrote:

> In a message dated 10/27/97 2:46:10 PM, you wrote:
> <<I am mainly interested in the civil war area and how the small towns were
> affected. I am transcribing diaries and trying to research the feelings of
> the community to things like Lincoln's death, the war effort, feelings about
> emancipation, etc.  Any info you could direct me to?  Any local web sites
> other that the civil war web site?
> >>
>      During the Centennial of the war, there were pamphlets published in
> Albany by the Commission for the Centennial regarding New York's role in the
> war.  They are entitled "New York in the Civil War."  You should be able to
> locate them through the State Library in Albany.  I know that Hamilton
> Library in Clinton, New York has a set.  Unfortunately, the Commission
> expired before 1965, so the last part of the war was never covered.  Also,
> the old newspapers from the war years are always full of wonderful
> information.  In many cases, men from the various units wrote home as
> correspondents to thier town newspapers.  Again, the State Library in Albany
> has many of these papers on microfilm.  Good luck!
>      Kathy Dhalle