Baptism of Fire: The Republican Party in Iowa, 1838–1878, by Robert Cook. Iowa State University Press, 1994.
Bright Radical Star: Black Freedom and White Supremacy on the Hawkeye Frontier, by Robert R. Dykstra. Harvard University Press, 1993.
Busy in the Cause: Iowa, the Free-State Struggle in the West, and the Prelude to the Civil War, by Lowell J. Soike. University of Nebraska Press, 2014.
Civil War Iowa and the Copperhead Movement, by Hubert H. Wubben. Iowa State University Press, 1980.
“Competition in Benevolence: Civil War Soldiers’ Aid in Iowa,” by Noah Zaring. Iowa Heritage Illustrated 77 (Spring 1996), 10–23.
“Emancipation Day Celebrations: The Commemoration of Slavery and Freedom in Iowa,” by Leslie A. Schwalm. Annals of Iowa 62 (Summer 2003), 291–332.
Emancipation’s Diaspora: Race and Reconstruction in the Upper Midwest, by Leslie Schwalm. University of North Carolina Press, 2009.
“End of Innocence,” by Sharon Ham. Palimpsest 60 (May/June 1979), 76–97. [A moving account of the Civil War experiences of nine young men from one rural community near the border between Linn and Buchanan Counties.]
From Blue Mills to Columbia: Cedar Falls and the Civil War. Iowa State University Press, 1993.
“‘A Grand and Patriotic Pilgrimage’: The Iowa Civil War Monuments Dedication Tour of 1906,” by William C. Lowe. Annals of Iowa 69 (Winter 2010), 1–50.
“Iowa and the Civil War: A Military Review,” by Julie E. Nelson and Alan M. Schroder. Palimpsest 63 (July/August 1982), 98–105.
“Iowa and the Copperhead Movement,” by David L. Lendt. Annals of Iowa 40 (Fall 1970), 412–27.
"Iowa in the Civil War," Iowa Pathways, Iowa Public Television. Tom Morain. http://www.iptv.org/iowapathways/mypath.cfm
“Iowans and the Civil War,” by Mildred Throne. Palimpsest 40 (September 1959), 369–448.
Love Amid the Turmoil: The Civil War Letters of William & Mary Vermilion, edited by Donald C. Elder III. University of Iowa Press, 2003.
Love and Valor: Intimate Civil War Letters Between Capt. Jacob and Emeline Ritner, edited by Charles F. Larimer. Sigourney Press, 2000.
“‘A Melody Before Unknown’: The Civil War Experiences of Mary and Amanda Shelton,” by Theresa R. McDevitt. Annals of Iowa (Spring 2004), 105–37.
“Memorializing Soldiers or Celebrating Westward Expansion: Civil War Commemora¬tion in Sioux City and Keokuk, 1868–1938,” Annals of Iowa 71 (Fall 2012), 291–322.
Necessary Courage: Iowa’s Underground Railroad in the Struggle against Slavery, by Lowell J. Soike. University of Iowa Press, 2013.
“The Politics of Battlefield Preservation: David B. Henderson and the National Military Parks,” by Timothy B. Smith. Annals of Iowa 66 (Summer/Fall 2007), 293–320.
Profiles of Valor: Iowa's Medal of Honor Recipients of the Civil War, by, Dennis H. Black. State Historical Society of Iowa, 2010.
A Punishment on the Nation: An Iowa Soldier Endures the Civil War, by Brian Craig Miller. Kent State University Press, 2012.
“Rumors of Golden Circle Activity in Iowa during the Civil War Years,” by Frank L. Klement. Annals of Iowa 37 (Winter 1965), 523–36.
Turn Backward, O Time: The Civil War Diary of Amanda Shelton, by Kathleen S. Hanson. Edinborough Press, 2006.
Union Heartland: The Midwestern Home Front during the Civil War, edited by Ginette Aley and J. L. Anderson. Southern Illinois University Press, 2013.
“The Vacant Chair on the Farm: Soldier Husbands, Farm Wives, and the Iowa Home Front, 1861–1865,” by J. L. Anderson. Annals of Iowa 66 (Summer/Fall, 2007), 241–65.
Warriors into Workers: The Civil War and the Formation of Urban-Industrial Society in a Northern City [Dubuque], by Russell L. Johnson. Fordham University Press, 2003.
“‘Will They Fight? Ask the Enemy’: Iowa’s African American Regiment in the Civil War,” by David Brodnax Sr. Annals of Iowa 66 (Summer/Fall 2007), 266–92.
Yankee Women: Gender Battles in the Civil War, by Elizabeth D. Leonard. W. W. Norton & Company, 1994) [includes a chapter on Iowa’s Annie Wittenmyer].