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Brady Civil War Photos
Officers of 4th. New Jersey Infantry, opens a new window by Matthew B Brady
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Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, compiled 1921 - 1940, documenting the period 1860 - 1865

The Fold3 resource is powered by Ancestry which allows for you to search through a variety of U.S. military records dating from the Revolutionary War to modern conflicts. This searchable database has images, service records, newspapers, census records and more. You can find these records for all military branches and for some service members of international militaries.

You can also find digitized memorials of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the U.S.S. Arizona or create a memorial for your own loved one who served. All of these memorials include images that are searchable and which allow for you to learn more about every service member on the monument. Fold3 has just expanded their resources to feature information from the Civil War. This section includes images, articles and biographies written by historians and completely digitized service records for both the Union and Confederacy. These records are exclusively available on Fold3 and offer a plethora of resources perfect for any enthusiast of genealogy, history or the military.

To access this resource, login with your Santa Clara County Library Card and navigate to Online Library 24/7. You can access Fold3 and other historical archives under the Genealogy & Local History category.