About our Data

For an explanation of all the terms used here, please see the Glossary.

What resources does Civil War Petitions contain that I can use?

How can I use it?

Where does our data come from?

What else do I need to know?

The project is still busy carrying out further research and will continue to add more information in regular updates until completion in October 2022. Civil War Petitions has a blog with the current status of the research completed so far and other posts dedicated to helping site visitors understand the dataset and some of the historical issues this raises. Follow us on Twitter or check out our Facebook page for updates on our progress.