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Iowa Museum Association "Teaching Iowa History with Local Resources" - Westward Expansion and the Civil War Resource Guide (pdf) contains local history stories, examples of pertinent artifacts, and contact information for Iowa museums with collections related to "Westward Expansion and the Civil War."
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Civil War Specific Resources
Abernathy, Alonzo, comp.
Dedication of Monuments
Erected by the State of Iowa: Commemorating the death, suffering and valor of Her Soldiers on the Battlefields of Vicksburg, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Shiloh, and in the Confederate Prison at Andersonville. Des Moines: Emory H. English, 1908.
Alexander, William L.
List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Living in Iowa
. Des Moines: Geo. E. Roberts, State Printer, 1886.
Battle Flag Day August 10, 1894: Ceremonials Attending the Transfer of the Battle Flags of Iowa Regiments from the Arsenal to the Capitol. Des Moines: F. R. Conaway, 1896.
Bigelow, Martha M. “The Significance of Milliken’s Bend in the Civil War.” The Journal of Negro History 45, no. 3(1960): 156-163.
Byers, S. H. M.
Iowa in War Times
. Des Moines: W. D. Condit & Co., 1888.
Cook, Robert. “The Political Culture of Antebellum Iowa: An Overview.” The Annals of Iowa 52, no. 3 (1993): 225-50.
________. “The Union in Peril, 1861-1865.” In Baptism of Fire: The Republican Party in Iowa, 1838-1878. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1994.
________. “Last Full Measure of Devotion: The Union in Wartime.” In Civil War American: Making a Nation, 1848-1877. London: Longman, 2003.
Dykstra, Robert R.
Bright Radical Star: Black Freedom and White Supremacy on the Hawkeye Frontier
. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1993.
Ezell, John S. “Excerpts from the Civil War Diary of Lieutenant Charles Alley, Company C, Fifth Iowa Cavalry.” Iowa Journal of History 49, no. 3 (1951): 241-56.
Hauptman, Laurence M.
Between Two Fires: American Indians in the Civil War
. New York: Free Press Paperbacks, 1995.
Leonard, Elizabeth D.
Yankee Women: Gender Battles in the Civil War
. New York: W. W. Norton and Co., 1994.
Lyftogt, Kenneth L.
From Blue Mills to Columbia: Cedar Falls and the Civil War
. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1993.
Left for Dixie: The Civil War Diary of John Rath
. Iowa City, Iowa: Camp Pope Bookshop, 2004.
Iowa’s Forgotten General: Matthew Mark Trumbull.
Iowa City, Iowa: Camp Pope Bookshop, 2005.
Mahon, John K., ed. “The Civil War Letters of Samuel Mahon, Seventh Iowa Infantry.” Iowa Journal of History 51, no. 3 (1953): 233-66.
Soldiers’ Orphans’ Home 1863-1876
. Cedar Falls, Iowa: Congdon Printing Co., 1983.
Robinson, Emma B., comp. History 1884-1934 Department of Iowa Woman’s Relief Corps Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic. N.p: n.p., 1934.
Rosenberg, Morton M.
Iowa on the Eve of the Civil War: A Decade of Frontier Politics
. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1972.
Schwalm, Leslie A. “Overrun with free Negroes: Emancipation and Wartime Migration in the Upper Midwest.” Civil War History 50, no. 2 (2004): 145-75.
State Historical Society of Iowa.
Iowa and War: Border Defense in Iowa During the Civil War
. Iowa City, Iowa: The Society, 1918.
Iowa and War: Iowa Civil War Loan
. Iowa City, Iowa: The Society, 1917.
Iowa and War: Sanitary Fairs – a Method of Raising Funds for Relief Work in Iowa During the Civil War
. Iowa City, Iowa: The Society. 1917.
Iowa and War: The State University of Iowa and the Civil War
. Iowa City, Iowa: The Society, 1918.
The Graybeards: The Letters of Major Lyman Allen, of the 37th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry
. Iowa City, Iowa: Camp Pope Bookshop, 1998.
Swisher, Jacob A.
Iowa in Times of War
. Iowa City, Iowa: State Historical Society, 1943.
The Iowa Department of the Grand Army of the Republic
. Iowa City, Iowa: State Historical Society of Iowa, 1936.
Thompson, J. K. P., chair. Commissioners’ Report: Commission to Locate the Position of Iowa Troops in the Seige of Vicksburg. Des Moines: B. Murphy, State Printer, 1902.
Throne, Mildred. “Iowa and the Battle of Shiloh.” Iowa Journal of History 55, no. 3 (1957): 209-248.
________. “Iowans and the Civil War.” The Palimpsest 50, no. 2 (1969): 65-144.
The Civil War Diary of C. F. Boyd, Fifteenth Iowa Infantry 1861-1863
. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1998.
________, ed. “Reminiscences of Jacob C. Switzer of the 22nd Iowa.” Iowa Journal of History 55, no. 4 (1957): 319-50.
Wubben, Hubert H.
Civil War Iowa and the Copperhead Movement
. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1980.
Civil War & Westward Expansion Resource Guide
(Adobe PDF File)