Online Archive to Document African-American Soldiers in Civil War
John Clegg and his colleagues, who include University of Georgia professor Scott Nesbit, University of Chicago professor Michael Weaver, and doctoral student at The Graduate Center, CUNY Danny Colligan, add that the database will enhance our understanding of not only military history, but also of migration patterns, slavery, and Reconstruction.The research team adds that the database will also give students and teachers of history the opportunity to explore primary sources while contributing to their preservation and study, as well as allow genealogists to easily link descendants of the soldiers to enslaved ancestors.
The team will present the completed database on the website of the African American Civil War Museum.
Submitted on: MAY 27, 2018
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