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Published on: July 7, 2011

Civil War 150


Preserving the legacy of Maryland and the Civil War



BALTIMORE – As the City of Baltimore and the nation commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Enoch Pratt Free Library is proud to host a scanning event of original Civil War documents to help preserve its legacy.


The Civil War In Your Attic

Saturday, July 16, 10:30am to 5:00pm

Central Library Poe Room

400 Cathedral Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21201



This event is part of "The Civil War in Your Attic" project, a statewide initiative to identify and digitize original Civil War era documents and photographs owned by private individuals throughout Maryland. Scanned items will be displayed in an online collection on the Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage web site, 


The project focuses on items created between 1859-1867 that reflect social, political, military, business, and religious life around the time of the Civil War and early Reconstruction periods. Individuals are encouraged to bring original family materials to be scanned and included in the project. Items may include letters, diaries, photographs, claims for damages, sketches, military papers, and pension materials. Documents do not have to be specific to Maryland. Items must be owned by the individual presenting the item for digitization. Photocopies and copyrighted items will not be scanned.


Appointments are strongly recommended, as only a limited number of walk-ins can be accommodated. To schedule an appointment, please contact Michael Scott at 410-545-6342 or


For more information about The Civil War In Your Attic, visit our website at Also look for the Pratt Library on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Foursquare and YouTube.


Remember at the Enoch Pratt Free Library:  “Your journey starts here.”  

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