African American Draftees

I am working on a regimental history of the 102nd USCT (1st Michigan Colored Volunteers) and would like to know what evidence is available that can confirm whether a soldier was drafted. At least 30 men in the 103nd are listed as drafted. Of these men:

NEH Summer Institute on the Visual Culture of the Civil War

The second NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers on the Visual Culture of the American Civil War will take place at the City University of New York Graduate Center from July 7th to July 18th, 2014. Applications to participate are welcome until the deadline, March 4, 2014.

Internship: Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Ed.

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) seeks two graduate interns to work closely with editors and other staff of the Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition (CWG-K). Through this competitive internship opportunity, successful candidates will learn the basic principles of documentary editing; assist in the identification, data collection, scanning, processing, and transcription of manuscript documents; and gain expertise in the use of the CWG-K project document control-and-editorial- management application.

The Wiley-Silver Prize in Civil War History

The Center for Civil War Research at the University of Mississippi is accepting submissions for the third annual Wiley-Silver Prize in Civil War History. The prize will be awarded to the best first book in Civil War history published in 2013 and is intended to recognize emerging scholars in the history of the American Civil War.  The prize is named for two distinguished former members of the University's History Department faculty, Bell Irvin Wiley and James W. Silver.

Table of Contents: Indiana Magazine of History

Indiana Magazine of History, vol. 109, no. 4 (December 2013)

Stephen E. Towne, "The Persistent Nullifier: The Life of Civil War Conspirator Lambdin P. Milligan," pp. 303-354.

Peter J. Barry, "Ex parte Milligan: History and Historians," pp. 355-379.

Justice Steven H. David, "Ex parte Milligan and the Detainees at Guantanamo Bay: A Legacy Lost," pp. 380-394.

Submitted by--

Michael Maben

Indiana University Maurer School of Law Library

Bloomington, Indiana

New Readex Civil War Collection

This week Readex announced The American Civil War Collection, 1860-1922: From the American Antiquarian Society.  This digital edition of the American Antiquarian Society’s remarkable Civil War materials features more than 13,500 diverse works, including books, broadsides, lithographs, maps, pamphlets, political cartoons, and photographs. 

Link to news release on the Readex Blog:



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