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Accessible Archives. The Civil War: Parts I & IV, Newspapers Collection. Malvern, PA: Accessible Archives.

Accessible Archives' Civil War Collection is a service that both individuals and institutions can subscribe to. Check to see if a library near you subscribes to the database. If they do, you should be able to click directly through to the page that mentions your ship.

The Civil War Collection from Accessible Archives contains a wealth of full-text articles from 19th century newspapers. In collaboration with Accessible Archives, Ship Index has identified many (but by no means all) named vessels in the newspapers' pages. We then created links to those pages.

We used search algorithms to identify vessel names, but we are certain that we missed many others. Please feel free to contact us if you locate articles that mention ships not included in the Ship Index database.