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Query - Researching the Burial Corps and National Cemeteries

I am searching for post-Civil War information on the Burial Corps under the Quartermaster General. I am researching the evolution of the National Cemeteries as a symbol of Unionism. 

If anyone knows where to find information on the Burial Corps, or information on the Burial of USCT and/or Confederates in National Cemeteries that would be very helpful. 

Please feel free to e-mail me off list at driesjos@mail.gvsu.edu

Query - GAR Potomac Department circulars

I am having difficulty locating any Department of the Potomac, Grand Army of the Republic circulars - specifically one from March 25 1901. Does anyone have advice? I have consulted the encampment proceedings for 1901 and 1902 and did not find it. The GAR records project shows nothing on DC for DC. It is referenced in Adjutant General records at NARA but no copy was included.

 

Matthew Gilmore

dchist@hotmail.com

Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition: Residential Fellowships, 2019-2020

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, part of the MacMillan Center at Yale University, is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the following fellowships, as posted in the H-Net Job Guide: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=58067

Query: Civil War veterans 19th century access to service records

I'm researching someone who compiled, or claimed to compile, Civil War veterans's service records for them (perhaps). The question is, how would a veteran document his military service on his own? Would he have had access to records through the War Department or the Pension Office?

 

Matthew Gilmore - Editor, H-DC, dchist@hotmail.com

 

 

NEH Summer Institute: Jewish History in the American South

We write to announce a forthcoming National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College and University Professors, “Privilege and Prejudice: Jewish History in the American South” – to be held from May 27-June 7, 2019, at the College of Charleston.  We are particularly seeking faculty and graduate students of southern history and literature, Jewish studies, ethnic studies, religious studies, public history, and museum studies.

Narrative and Nostalgia Conference, Virginia Tech, March 29-30

Michel-Rolph Trouillot closed his 1995 Silencing the Past by reminding us that “History doesn’t belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it in their own hands.” This is nowhere more true than in two historical periods seldom in conversation - the medieval phenomenon called the “Crusades,” and the 19th-century American Civil War.

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