In the same article which mentioned airplanes over the trenches at Petersburg, I also found some exciting news about the Southern Historical Society Papers. I did not realize they had been placed online at Tufts University’s Perseus Digital Library. Here’s a link to Volume 1. If all else fails, just do a search for “southern historical society papers” and you’ll be able to access any of Volumes 1-37 online. It’s a bit of a quirky navigation structure, but it’ll do wonders for my ability to add accounts from the SHSP to The Siege of Petersburg Online, something I’ve struggled with a bit. I’ve been working with a badly OCRed set of PDF files looking for Petersburg materials, so I can’t wait to find some time to dig through this new version of the Papers soon.
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