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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Bibliographies--Expedite Your Research!

One need not reinvent the wheel when researching.  Bibliographies are a handy way to find relevant books.  As I research the action of June 22, 1864, where three brigades under Mahone routed three divisions of the Federal Second Corps, I'm looking at a number of published annotated bibliographies to speed my research.

Of course there's Dornbusch's Military Bibliography of the Civil War.

There are also two annotated bibliographies covering the period from 1955 to 1996 by Garold Cole.

Then there is an Alabama bibliography online at https://sites.google.com/site/kenj680/home/albiblio

There are digital state archives guides at http://www.digitalstatearchives.com/

There's the index to manuscripts at the Library of Congress.  http://lcweb2.loc.gov/service/gdc/scd0001/2004/20040324001cw/20040324001cw.pdf

There's a guide to manuscripts of Georgia.  https://books.google.com/books?id=ryu00_YxdRcC&pg=PA256&lpg=PA256&dq=elbert+willett+diary&source=bl&ots=YJTczX_xBU&sig=z1P15nkmzo0QNoRCFpibqXS7WKI&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjD3NC6pZLMAhUsuIMKHQ3wCLwQ6AEIJDAB#v=onepage&q=elbert%20willett%20diary&f=false

There are many other bibliographies available, I'm sure.  Google them!