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Motivation for Winfield Scott's "Views" Memo of 29 October 1860

I am looking to contextualize Lt. Gen. Winfield Scott's memorandum of 29 October 1860, where he raised the issue of the vulnerability of the coastal fortifcations in southern states, as well as his political views on the forthcoming election and potential secession crisis. In his memoirs he merely states that he wrote it out of concern about the election. Is anyone aware of sources providing more detail on Scott's context and motivations for writing and circulating it so widely?

Cheers,

Shawn Woodford

Civil War Memory at the Great Lakes History Conference

Hello,

I, and three other historians, are looking for scholars interested in discussing their research on Civil War Era memory at the annual Great Lakes History Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 20-21, 2017. This is a panel discussion, not a traditional paper reading session. Here is the URL for the Call for Papers http://www.gvsu.edu/cms4/asset/9E782360-0ED2-FA2D-B30B3834A11B87FF/on_top_of_the_world_glh...

Center for Civil War Research 2017 Wiley-Silver Prize Winner: Matthew Hubert's The Ghosts of Guerrilla Memory: How Civil War Bushwhackers Became Gunslingers in the American West

The Center for Civil War Research at the University of Mississippi is pleased to announce that Matthew Hulbert is the recipient of the 2017 Wiley-Silver Prize for best first book in Civil War history. Hulbert’s book, The Ghosts of Guerrilla Memory: How Civil War Bushwhackers Became Gunslingers in the American West, was published by the University of Georgia Press in 2016. It is the first book to analyze the memory of the guerrilla Civil War on the Missouri- Kansas border, connecting Confederate bushwackers to American imperialism in the west.

CFP: Center for Civil War Research/Arch Dalrymple III Department of History 2017 Conference on the Civil War, Sept. 29 & 30

Center for Civil War Research 2017 Conference on the Civil War, September 29 & 30
"Borders, Boundaries, and Lines in the Civil War"

The Center for Civil War Research at the University of Mississippi seeks papers for the 2017 Conference on the Civil War, to be held September 29 and 30 in Oxford, Mississippi.

Call for Panelist: Panel on Civil War Veterans for 2018 SCWH Conference

Prof. Ian Delahanty of Springfield College and I are putting together a panel proposal on Civil War veterans for the 2018 Society of Civil War Historians Conference. We are currenlty seeking a third panelist, as well as a commentator and chair. We are happy to consider anyone who wants to present on Civil War veterans, North or South.

Prof. Delahanty will present a paper on a multi-racial and multi-ethnic GAR Post from Massachusetts. My talk will be about African American USCT veterans from Virginia.

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