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Dum Spiro, Spero: Chambersburg's Black Civil War Soldiers and Sailors By Luther Scott Karper, Jr.
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These essays were written by Shippensburg University History majors in 2010 as a class assignment for their required historical research methods course. It was no ordinary class. At the beginning of... More > the course their professor challenged them to uncover the hidden history of the African-American soldiers and sailors buried in Chambersburg’s Mt. Vernon and Lebanon Cemeteries. Over the course of the semester, the students located long-forgotten records and pieced together the remarkable stories of these forgotten heroes. These works have been revised and republished to mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, and the 150th anniversary of the United States War Department’s issuance of General Order Number 143 on May 22, 1863—the order that established the federal Bureau of Colored Troops.< Less
Dum Spiro Spero: Chambersburg's Black Civil War Soldiers and Sailors By Luther Scott Karper, Jr.
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These essays were written by Shippensburg University History majors in 2010 as a class assignment for their required historical research methods course. It was no ordinary class. At the beginning of... More > the course their professor challenged them to uncover the hidden history of the African-American soldiers and sailors buried in Chambersburg’s Mt. Vernon and Lebanon Cemeteries. Over the course of the semester, the students located long-forgotten records and pieced together the remarkable stories of these forgotten heroes. These works have been revised and republished to mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, and the 150th anniversary of the United States War Department’s issuance of General Order Number 143 on May 22, 1863—the order that established the federal Bureau of Colored Troops.< Less