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Civil War Resources in the Norwich Archives: General Resources

Historical Collections at Norwich University

Try starting with searches for United States History Civil War, 1861 1865 or for a specific person or event. You can also search for documents created in a certain date range, such as between 1861-1865.

Norwich University Archives and Special Collections:

Sullivan Museum and History Center:

  • Museum catalog: Search the online catalog to the museum's collections

Norwich University Histories and the Civil War

Kershaw, Alex, and Gordon R. Sullivan. Citizens & Soldiers: The First 200 Years of Norwich University. Northfield, Vt.: Norwich University Press, 2018.

Norwich University Bicentennial Commemoration Committee, and Norwich University. Archives. 200 Things About Norwich. Norwich, Vt.: Norwich University Press, 2019.

Medal of Honor Recipients of Norwich University. Norwich, Vermont: Norwich University, 2017.

Poirier, Robert G. "By the Blood of Our Alumni" : Norwich University Citizen Soldiers in the Army of the Potomac. 1St hardcovered. Mason City, Iowa: Savas Pub, 1999.

Shepard, William A, Friends of the Norwich University Library, and Norwich University. Library. The Hospital That Became a College : Sloan U.S. Army General Hospital, Montpelier, Vermont. Occasional Paper / Norwich University Library, No. 1. Northfield, Vt.: Norwich University Press, 1983.

Guinn, Robert Darius. The Contribution of Norwich University to the Civil War. [Norwichiana Collection], 1960.

Ellis, William Arba, and Grenville M Dodge. Norwich University, 1819-1911; Her History, Her Graduates, Her Roll of Honor. Montpelier, Vt: Capitol city Press, 1911.

Researching Alumni Contributions

Biographical information compiled by others about Norwich affiliates in the Civil War may also be found in the Norwich University Archives.

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Vermont in the Civil War

Many resources in Archives and Special Collections provide local perspectives on events and conditions during the Civil War. Researchers exploring these viewpoints may also benefit from consulting collections in other Vermont repositories.

Vermont Newspapers:

Vermont History Center (Vermont Historical Society):

  • Digital resources: Includes transcriptions of Civil War manuscripts and the Vermont Civil War Flag Collection

University of Vermont Libraries:

Norwich (VT) Historical Society:

Northfield (VT) Historical Society:

  • Online Collections: Select documents, including the Historical Society's newsletter, freely available online

Other Archival Repositories

Suggested resources for locating archival collections associated with Norwich University alumni and affiliates at other archival repositories:

  • ArchiveGrid: Over 7 million records describing archival materials in archives, libraries, museums and historical societies across the world.
  • SNAC (Social Networks and Archival Context: Used to locate archival resources around the world and discover biographical and historical information about the people, families, and organizations who created or compiled them.