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Good Morning [from Harry Bradshaw Matthews]:
I am pleased to announce that the October issue of the USCT Civil War Digest
is at the printer and will be available for mailing very soon. The Digest, a
six-page newsletter, is the official communication organ of the United
States Colored Troops Institute for Local History and Family Research, which
was established during 1998 at Hartwick College. The Institute is governed
by an independent board of directors elected from its national membership.
Membership is on a calendar year basis, January 1st to December 31st. The
membership of $25 includes a personalized certificate of membership, 2
issues of the Digest, 2 searches per year  of USCT Resources at the
Institute, and other discounts. Current members represent a diverse group
from secondary education, college, ministry, judiciary, military, law, and
The October issue includes:
Heroines for Justice - personalities, including pictures; can you name the
woman who led soldiers into a battle?
President Abraham Lincoln - quotes from his 1st and 2nd inaugural address
regarding slavery; includes picture without beard
First Commission To a Colored Officer - If you identify the person's home as
Elmira, NY, then a real surprise awaits you
Collector's Corner - "Iola LeRoy or Shadows Uplifted" by Frances E.W.
Harper, with picture of 1892
USCT Institute Endorses Civil War Grand Review 2000 - A major event that
will honor ALL Civil War Heroes
Black Confederate Soldiers: Fact or Fiction? - Here are some facts regarding
the controversial topic
Black Churches and the Underground Railroad - Giving credit where credit is
do, 3 major forces are identified - AME, AME Zion and Union Methodist Church
of Wilmington who provided a joint network of Underground Railroad sites and

The Digest identifies in articles primary materials pertaining to the
abolitionist movement, United States Colored Troops, and the Underground
Railroad. If you are looking for a supplemental material for African
American History Month, Women's History Month, the study of the Underground
Railroad, or African American history in general, this issue will be of
You can obtain a single copy of this issue for  the donation of $1; or 12
copies for a donation of $10 and $2 mailing:
Copies will be provided on a "first come, first serve basis." [The last
issue went quickly!!]. Please make checks payable to "Hartwick College" and
mail to:
Harry Bradshaw Matthews,
President, USCT Institute
Hartwick College
Oneonta, NY 13820

P.S. You may also request at this time a membership application for the 2000

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