Civil War News Stories

Today, newspapers are one of our most important sources of information and opinion. They are our means of keeping in touch with the world beyond our own immediate circle of friends and family. To historians, old newspapers are important as they can give us a glimpse of the burning issues of the day. Intended to catch the eye, and then be thrown away, these surviving newspapers from the Civil War gives us a feast of information about this turbulent time.


What stories can you discover from this selection of newspapers from the British Library?