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American Civil War: Resources in Special Collections

A guide to resources on the American Civil War using materials from the University of Maryland Special Collections in Hornbake Library.

About Census and Statistical Data

Census and statistical data is a useful resource for examining population demographics and how the social and economic makeup of the country has changed over time.  Registers of the dead and military rosters are also a rich source of information for examining the impact of the Civil War on populations and tracking genealogical information. 

If you are interested in statistical information about a specific county or region in Maryland, it may be useful to consult first consult genealogical reference material available in the Maryland Room and then search the online catalog.  You may also use the suggested subject headings below to search the online catalog.

For more information on how to locate census material on Maryland, visit the U.S. Census Population Schedules: Maryland Overview Guide.  For more information about statistical data, visit Maryland Statistics: A Finding Aid.

Suggested Subject Headings

Use these subject terms when searching the University of Maryland Library online catalog. Select "Subject beginning with..." on the drop-down menu. Then enter one of the terms below.

  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Registers of dead

  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Registers

Civil War Registers

Below is a selection of Civil War registers and roosters available in the Maryland Room. Additional titles can be searched using the online catalog.

Census and Geneological Information

Below is a selection of genealogical and census resources available in the Maryland Room. Additional titles can be searched using the online catalog.

Online Census Information

Use the links below to search historical census data available online.