The Library’s New Online Civil War Database Opens Vast Collection of Primary Sources

The new Library online resource Confederate Military Manuscripts and Records of Union Generals and the Union Army offers researchers the most comprehensive documentary picture available of the American Civil War. Documents include courts-martial case files; papers related to courts of … Continue reading

Special Collections opens Exhibit on Albemarle’s only Civil War Engagement—the Battle of Rio Hill

The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library commemorates a bit of Albemarle history with its new exhibition “Custer vs. Charlottesville: The Battle of Rio Hill, February 1864.” The exhibition will be on display in the downstairs gallery during regular … Continue reading

Gift to Special Collections Sheds Light on Only Significant Civil War Engagement in Albemarle County

The family of Raymond Shaw, deceased—UVA graduate, biology teacher, and passionate Civil War collector—recently donated Confederate artifacts excavated nearly 50 years ago to the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. The relics of military life are from a Confederate … Continue reading

Library Research Archivist Ervin Jordan on “The Coy Barefoot Program.”

“As a historian I feel it is my duty to offer whatever information I can to this community to objectively deal with this issue…I feel I can contribute something to keep this to a civil conversation about civic space here … Continue reading