Thanks to Brett Schulte (one link for each name) for sending the welcome news that the National Tribune is now available online here. This is outstanding news to me, though as Brett explains there are some issues with searchability.
The National Tribune was a publication for Union veterans of the Civil War. Think Confederate Veteran for the good guys. It published first as a monthly, then as a weekly from, 1877 to 1917. It featured current news of interest to vets, but also had contributions from readers recounting the glory days. Columns like Fighting Them Over featured back and forth between veterans with often wildly conflicting recollections of events.
Now all we need is a good, searchable text version. But hey, this is a start. Hopefully I’ll have the patience to start going through and picking out the Bull Run stuff. If any of you readers has an index, that would make things much easier for me…
UPDATE: A reader notes that there are issues missing and this is not a complete run – but it’s more than we’ve had.