Earlier this month I shared some information about the important work that historian Barbara Gannon and her students at the University of Central Florida are doing to identify and honor the Black and white Union soldiers buried in a mass grave on the Olustee battlefield in Florida.
Dr. Gannon and a few of her students recently delivered a presentation on their research, which you can view below. I highly recommend watching it as I consider this project to be a wonderful example of the intersection of public and digital history.
I am also pleased to share that Dr. Gannon has been invited by my friends at the Massachusetts Historical Society, here in Boston, to deliver a talk about this project in the spring. The goal is to connect her with individuals and groups that can assist her team in bringing the project’s goals to fruition. Stay tuned for additional information about this visit.