Galveston and the Civil War - Bibliography

This page represents an interactive version of the Bibliography from my book, Galveston and the Civil War: An Island City in the Maelstrom (The History Press, 2012)!

Wherever possible, I have included hyperlinks to period documents and archives so that you can explore the material yourself!  If the period book or document is not in the public domain, then a link to is provided.

Center for American History, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Galveston and Texas History Center, Rosenberg Library, Galveston, TX

Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis, MO

National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC
  •  Most of the documents from the National Archives were retrieved using the Fold3 subscription service (here)

Nimitz Library, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland

Pearce Civil War Collection, Navarro College, Corsicana, Texas

Texas General Land Office,  Austin, TX

Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Archives and Information Services Division, Austin, TX

University of Notre Dame Archives, Notre Dame, IN
  • Archdiocese of New Orleans Collection
  •  The letters from this collection used in the book were written to New Orleans Archbishop Jean Marie Odin; Bishop Odin was previously (until 1861) the bishop of Galveston.  He had many friends in Galveston and they kept up correspondence with him during the war.  I would encourage you to visit the UND Archives Calendar (here).  Many Civil War treasures can be found in the 1861-65 summaries.  You can see my blog post about Bishop Odin and the UND Calendar here.

Ursuline Sisters Archives Office, St. Louis, MO (you can see my blog post about the Ursuline sisters here).

Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX
  • Alexander Hobbs Diary (includes page images of the actual diary here)
  • See my blog post about the digitized material available at Woodson Research Center here


  • Daily Constitutionalist Augusta (GA)
  • Freeborn County (Albert Lea, MN) Standard
  • Galveston (TX) Civilian and Gazette Weekly
  • Galveston (TX) Daily News
  • Galveston (TX) Tri-Weekly News
  • Galveston (TX) Weekly News
  • New York Times
  • Note that most of my newspaper research was done through a subscription to NewspaperArchive



  •  Ogden, August R. “A Blockaded Seaport: Galveston, Texas, C.S.A.,” M. A. Thesis, San Antonio: St. Mary’s University, YEAR. 

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