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IN THIS ISSUE:
ACWSC ADDS TWENTY NEW PODCASTS TO WEBSITE
SPRING 2012 ARKANSAS BATTLEFIELD UPDATE AVAILABLE ONLINE
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ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION ADDS TWENTY NEW PODCASTS TO WEBSITE
LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has added 20 new podcasts about the state’s Civil War history to its website, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.
The new podcasts were created in cooperation with the School of Mass Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The new offerings include:
· Dr. Buck T. Foster, visiting assistant professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas, on Bill Dark and Martin Hart, two infamous Arkansas guerrillas
· William Stevens of the C.S.S. Pontchartrain Project on Captain John W. Dunnington, Confederate States Navy
· Dr. Charles Bolton, retired University of Arkansas at Little Rock history professor, on United States Colored Troops in Arkansas and the case of fugitive slave Nelson Hackett
· Josh Williams of Historic Washington State Park on the 1861 elections in Washington, Arkansas
· Dr. George Lankford of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission on the Civil War in Batesville and operations against guerrillas in the Ozarks
· Jodi Morris of Central High School National Historic Site on education from Civil War to civil rights
· Grif Stockley, lawyer and historian, on the refashioning of black identity during the Civil War
· Carl Carlson-Drexler of the Arkansas Archeological Survey on the archeology of Arkansas battlefields and civilian Civil War-era sites
· Travis Ratermann of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program on Arkansas Confederate prisoners at the prisoner of war camp at Alton, Illinois
· Peggy Lloyd of the South Arkansas Regional Archives on E.W. Gantt, a fire-eating secessionist turned ardent Unionist
· Susan Young of the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History with several views of the Civil War from the civilian perspective
· Dr. Carl Moneyhon of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on why we should celebrate, and not just commemorate, the Civil War
· Mark K. Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission on the 1863 duel of a pair of Confederate generals.
The podcasts can be accessed at http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/research-education/podcasts/.
The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission is housed within the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Historic Arkansas Museum.
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SPRING 2012 ARKANSAS BATTLEFIELD UPDATE ONLINE
The Spring 2012 issue of the Arkansas Battlefield Update newsletter is now available on the AHPP’s web site at http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/publications/. The newsletter includes information on an upcoming seminar cosponsored by the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and National Park Service and articles on activities of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, the activities of the regional Arkansas Civil War Heritage Trail organizations, and other information on Civil War in Arkansas. Click on the Arkansas Civil War Heritage Trail logo to read the newsletter. If you would like to be put on the mailing list for hard copies of the newsletter, send your name and mailing address to email@example.com.