Do you have a question about any of the content on my website? Do you know of a Black soldier or sailor who should be included on one of my Ohio county pages? Or do you need a researcher or research consultant for a specific topic related to African Americans in the Civil War or as veterans? If so, please use the form below. I would love to hear from you!
I am a historian and writer who researches Black Civil War soldiers, sailors, and veterans. The African American men served as soldiers in the United States Colored Troops (USCT) and as sailors in the U.S. Navy. This webpage includes many of the resources that I have collected since I began my research over twenty years ago.
I am currently working on an edited volume of letters sent between the Black soldiers who served in the United States army and navy (often referred to by them as the Union army and navy) and their families. Do you know of any unpublished letters written by African Americans during the Civil War? If so, I would love to hear from you! You can visit Publications to see my published work on the USCT.
One of the most rewarding aspects of being a historian is the opportunity to communicate and share information with the descendants of the Black men who served in the Civil War. I also enjoy meeting the people who attend my talks and support local community programs. For a list of my upcoming presentations, as well as a selected list of my past talks and media you can visit Presentations.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my research or would like to arrange a speaking engagement. You can also visit the Ohio Humanities Speakers Bureau for details about my public presentations.
Thank you for stopping by!
Kelly D. Mezurek