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Good Morning [from Harry Bradshaw Matthews]:

I am pleased to announce that the Fall 2000 issue of the USCT Civil War
Digest should be ready for mailing this week. The four-page newsletter will
be sent to all USCT Institute members, along with the 2nd Anniversary Extra
Issue [four-pages also] which is primarily a partial reprint from
"Regimental Losses in the American Civil War 1861-1865," by William F. Fox,
1889. The specific partial reprint is entitled, " The Colored Troops -
History of Their Organization - Their Losses in Battle and Disease." A copy
of the Digest or the Extra Issue is available for a $1 donation and 50 cents
for mailing payable to Hartwick College. There is also the opportunity to
acquire 12 copies in any combination of the Digest and Extra Issue for $10
and $2 mailing.

The primary articles of this issue of the Digest include:

1. USCT of Civil War: Planning Focus for 2002 National Symposium [ include
2. "Wall of Honor, New York," Unveiled at Hartwick [with pictures];
3. Cypress Hills National Cemetery: A Mecca for Honoring USCT.

The USCT Institute's web site has been updated to include pictures of the
"Wall of Honor, New York," and the Institute's Civil War Luncheon. You can
access the site at http://www.hartwick.edu/usct/usct.htm

The USCT Institute was selected for profile by the Commission on Independent
Colleges and Universities' publication, "The Independent Sector, October
2000, Vol. 1, No. 1," as one of seven innovations in the arts in New York
State. The USCT Institute is profiled under the heading "Finding a Place in
History." The text and a picture of Rick Reeves' 26th USCT
[courtesy of  Americana Historical Art], can be viewed at

The USCT Institute is featured in the notice, "Re: Native Americans of the
United States Colored Troops," by Northeast Wigwam, and can be accessed at

The USCT Institute is included among listings of Innercity News Online
[pages two and twelve] and can be accessed at

Finally, I wish to thank those of you who have helped to make the 2000 year
a success with more than 100 dues-paying members from 12 states, Washington,
DC, and Ontario, Canada. Membership applications [$25 dues] are now
available for 2001 [Jan-Dec]. Active members will have the opportunity to
vote at our June 2001 meeting for a new board of directors for the USCT
Institute. In addition, active members will be invited to attend Planning
Summit 2001 during early October at Oneonta, New York, to help prepare an
agenda for action regarding our 2002 historic events, including a national

Please make out all donations payable to "Hartwick College." In addition,
please forward the latter and any questions to

Harry Bradshaw Matthews
President, USCT Institute/
Associate Dean
Hartwick College
Oneonta, NY 13820