The Civil War on the Western Border has received a number of recognitions and awards since its launch in August 2013, including:

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2014 Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History
American Historical Association
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2014 Autry Public History Prize
Western History Association
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2014 Award for Excellence in Public History
Society of Civil War Historians
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2014 Award of Merit
American Association for State & Local History
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Jason Roe, First Runner Up, ABC-CLIO Online History Award
Reference & User Services Association, A division of the American Library Association