About the Pearce Civil War Collection

The Pearce Civil War Collection is a balanced collection documenting the northern and southern experience of the Civil War as well as its leaders, common soldiers, and residents. Included are letters from major military, political, and civic leaders as well as diaries and letters of the common soldier. Materials in the collection describe the gruesome realities of combat and the desperate loneliness of soldiers in their letters to beloved parents, siblings, and friends.

The Pearce Civil War Collection, a collection of over 7,000 items housed in the , facilitates research on all aspects of the United States Civil War. The collection includes a limited number of antebellum and Reconstruction era materials. Portions of the collection are on display in the Pearce Civil War Museum, which is open Monday through Friday 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. and Saturday 12 noon to 4 P.M. For More information, please check the museum web site. Access to items in archival storage is by appointment only. Please contact the archivist for details.

The copyright of these materials is managed by the Navarro College Archives on behalf of the Navarro College Foundation, 3100 W. Collin St., Corsicana, Texas 75110. Phone: 903-875-7438. Internet: archives@navarrocollege.edu.