Event Title

Peace Amongst the Citrus Groves: Southern California's Civil War Veterans from 1865-1930

Presenter Information

Jason Brown-Galindo

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

College

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Major

History

Start Date

5-21-2015 7:00 PM

End Date

5-21-2015 7:20 PM

Abstract

Over the course of 10 weeks, the team constructed a database of over 400 Union veterans who made San Bernardino County their home in the years after the Civil War. Working primarily at the Lincoln Memorial Shrine at the A.K. Smiley Library in Redlands, they focused on tracing the lives of these veterans before, during, and after the war in an attempt to better understand the post-war experiences of men who fought in America’s bloodiest conflict. The project was presented at the NEH Workshop on Digital Methods for Military History, at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass., in October 2014.

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May 21st, 7:00 PM May 21st, 7:20 PM

Peace Amongst the Citrus Groves: Southern California's Civil War Veterans from 1865-1930

Over the course of 10 weeks, the team constructed a database of over 400 Union veterans who made San Bernardino County their home in the years after the Civil War. Working primarily at the Lincoln Memorial Shrine at the A.K. Smiley Library in Redlands, they focused on tracing the lives of these veterans before, during, and after the war in an attempt to better understand the post-war experiences of men who fought in America’s bloodiest conflict. The project was presented at the NEH Workshop on Digital Methods for Military History, at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass., in October 2014.