October 3, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Renee Dallman, Communications Specialist
Civil War 150 Legacy Project looking for original Civil War documents
In an effort to locate and identify original Civil War and emancipation era documents, the public is encouraged to sort through old family collections for items for Virginia’s Civil War 150 Legacy Project.
On Oct. 22, archivists from the Library of Virginia will be at the James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Rd., to scan privately-held materials to be included on the Library of Virginia and the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission websites.
Items suitable for the Civil War 150 Legacy Project include:
• Military passes/discharge papers
• Hand-drawn maps
• Pension materials
• Hand-drawn sketches
• Claims for damages by the Confederate Army or Federal Army
Of particular interest to the project are global and pacifist perspectives and the viewpoints of individual African Americans and women.
Items must be owned by the individual presenting the materials for scanning. Materials that are photocopied or subject to United States copyright law may not be submitted.
Scanning will be done by appointment only from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact Jason Purse at 757-253-6689 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
The Civil War 150 Legacy Project is offered in partnership with the Williamsburg Regional Library, the James City County Historical Commission, the Historic Triangle Collaborative, the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission and the Library of Virginia.
For more information, visit http://www.virginiacivilwar.org/legacy/ .