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This site is a web version of the physical exhibition, Hearts at Home: Southern Women in the Civil War, displayed at the University of Virginia Library’s Special Collections department in Alderman Library from August through October 1997. The exhibition was co-curated by Ervin Johnson and Michele Ostrow. The site is housed at the University of Virginia.

 The site contains images of original letters, photographs, newspapers, and a variety of printed material. The site has been created to enable public access to these materials in support of teaching, research, and scholarship. Educational institutions or affiliated individuals, school teachers, news organizations, and members of the public are all welcome to link to individual images or other content posted on the site and to download selected material for the above-authorized purposes.

 Acknowledgment should be given to the site as follows:  Hearts at Home, Exhibition © 1997 by the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia.


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Site Sources & Copyright Information

Texts: Unattributed text in this exhibition is the work of Ervin Johnson and Michele Ostrow and is © 1997 by the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia.

Images: Most of the images are from the collections of the University of Virginia. Others were generously contributed by private individuals, public institutions, and other entities. Where known, the original photographer or source of the image is identified. For any items created and owned by the University of Virginia, high-resolution images should be requested from Digital Curation Services at