At War and At Home

At War and At Home - vertical logoExamine what Bloomington and Monroe County were like before, during, and after the Civil War.

With only one surviving issue of the local newspaper from the era and  many personal narratives either lost or scattered, this collection brings  together an assortment of original materials that remain for all to share and  study online. View letters, diaries, church records, court documents, and more.



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1862 Monroe County Draft Enrollments

Civil War Regiments of Monroe County (Excel) An index from rosters of regiments contained in the report to the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, 1861 - 1865, vols. 1-8.

Inventory of Primary Documents (PDF) Compiled to assist researchers who want to know where our county's Civil War and Reconstruction Era records are held.


Timeline (PDF) Contains information about the Civil War and limestone industry events from our digitization project, Indiana Bedrock.