National and Federal Research Resources
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National Park Service
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
Library of Congress
US Civil War Center
Department of the Navy, Naval Historical Center
Historic Naval Ships Association
U.S. Naval Academy
Naval War College Museum
Did You Know?
Buried in grave 3585 is Corporal James Gooding, 54th Massachusetts Infantry, who died at Andersonville on July 19, 1864. A sailor before the war and highly educated, his letters describing his experience as a soldier were published in a Massachusetts newspaper and he wrote to Abraham Lincoln requesting equal pay for black soldiers. More...