The Civil War digital collection is a joint project of the State Archives and State Library of North Carolina. This digital collection was created as part of the 2011-2015 Department of Natural and Cultural Resources commemoration of the American Civil War Sesquicentennial. The themes of the commemoration were Freedom, Sacrifice, and Memory, and were intended to encompass a wide range of topics and points of view. The digital collections includes letters, diaries, newspaper articles, reminiscences, troop histories, state agency records, maps, rosters, books, and other materials related to North Carolina's Civil War history. Some items were selected to support the Civil War 150 blog maintained by the staff of the State Archives. While many materials have been made available through this digital collection, the online materials are still a small sample of what is available for research from the contributing institutions.