Black Civil War military archives given to HamptonIf it weren't for the fact that Hampton is somewhere just this side of Hong Kong, I'd love to spend a week poring over these records. A fun time, I have no doubt.
Hampton, Va. (AP) -- Historian and author Bennie J. McRae Jr. has donated his archives chronicling the military experiences of black men and women during the Civil War to Hampton University.
Along with the service of black soldiers and sailors, the collection chronicles the histories of men and women who served as spies, guides, scouts, nurses and cooks in the Union Army.
The collection will be accessible to historians, researchers and the public. [link]
Maybe they'll put the collection on tour and come to Bland some day ...