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James I. Robertson Jr. Civil War Sesquicentennial Legacy Collection

The James I. Robertson Jr. Civil War Sesquicentennial Legacy Collection documents the people of our nation and commonwealth during the Civil War era as told through letters, diaries, photographs, and other manuscripts held in private collections. Between 2011 and 2015, Virginians across the commonwealth eagerly shared their historic collections from the Civil War era through a free digitization and worldwide access project established by a partnership of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission, Virginia's local Sesquicentennial committees, and the Library of Virginia. Originally known as the Civil War 150 Legacy Project, the collection was renamed at the close of Virginia's 150th commemoration in honor of the noted Civil War scholar and Commission member Dr. James I. Robertson Jr.