Graduate Research Associates with the Civil War Governors of Kentucky 2023

The Kentucky Historical Society's project, the Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition looks to hire three graduate students (at least in the second year of their M.A. in a humanities discipline and with a familiarity of 19th century U.S.

Author Interview--Paul D. Escott (Black Suffrage) Part 2

Hello H-CivWar Readers:

Today we continue our conversation with Paul D. Escott to talk about his new book, Black Suffrage: Lincoln’s Last Goal, published by the University of Virginia Press in June 2022.

Part 1

Can we relate these efforts also to how Abraham Lincoln's views toward African Americans changed during the war?

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


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