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The Bluejackets Project: Discovering Stories of US Sailors During the Civil War
November 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Roughly 118,000 men served in the United States “Union” navy during the Civil War. Learn how the Civil War Bluejackets project is using publicly available digitized ship muster rolls in innovative ways to provide a new history of these understudied men by bringing together historians, information scientists, and citizen researchers to produce a new crowdsourced internet resource. http://www.civilwarbluejackets.com
Wayne Wei-Siang Hsieh is a military historian who teaches at the U.S. Naval Academy. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, is the author of West Pointers and the Civil War: The Old Army in War and Peace, co-author with Williamson Murray of A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War, along with various essays and articles on military history and military affairs.