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‘Citizen Archivists’ and Civil War Documents

When I began my research on an Ohio African American Civil War regiment, the 27th United States Colored Troops (USCT), the only option I had if I wanted to read the soldier’s compiled military service records and pension files was … Continue reading

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Mezurek Highlights the “Cause” of U.S.C.T. regiment from Ohio

by ECW correspondent Amelia Kibbe Dr. Kelly Mezurek remembered watching the popular film Gone With the Wind (1939) on a Saturday afternoon when she was only a teenager. The movie, she said, gave her a first taste of the Civil War. … Continue reading

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For Their Own Cause

Congratulations to ECW’s Kelly D. Mezurek, whose new book, For Their Own Cause: The 27th United States Colored Troops, was released last week by Kent State University Press. The 27th United States Colored Troops (USCT), composed largely of free black … Continue reading

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