The John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia is building a digital database of over 200 African American men from Albemarle County who served in the Union military during the Civil War. Digital historian William Kurtz will talk about the research methods he has used to find these men and about some of the project’s long term goals. He will also discuss the project’s findings so far, with a special look at men who served in USCT regiments raised in Missouri and what their lives were like after the war.
Will Kurtz is the digital historian at the Nau Center, where he directs the Center’s research projects and maintains its website and social media pages. See http://naucenter.as.virginia.edu/digital-projects.
Time and Location: 4 PM at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center (JSAAHC), 233 Fourth St. NW, Charlottesville, VA. There is plenty of parking. The JSAAHC is on the second floor at the south end of the building.