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William L. Clements Library Research Fellowships

The William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan welcomes applications for 2023-2024 research fellowships. The Clements’ holdings—books, manuscripts, pamphlets, maps, prints and views, newspapers, photographs, ephemera—are among the best in the world on almost any aspect of the American experience from 1492 through 1900, and support a diverse array of research projects.

Oldest Union soldiers to see combat

Hello, I am working with a genealogist whose 60-year-old ancestor apparently enlisted in an Illinois regiment, and saw combat. Could anyone suggest a recent monograph or reference work that could provide some context for the Union military's enlistment policies, or studies demographic diversity of soldiers? 

Many thanks.

Tim Roberts

Western Illinois University