I’m delighted to say that a project myself and Professor David Gleeson of Northumbria University have been working on for quite a while is now live. Last summer we instigated a pilot project with a team of dedicated volunteer transcribers to examine muster rolls of the “City-class” ironclads of the Mississippi Squadron, pas we sought to learn what these records might reveal about immigrant and African-American sailors. We will be sharing some our findings at the newly established project website; you can find it here and by clicking on the image below. Of particular interest to readers here is one of our first posts, this examination of the story of Offaly native James Carey, of USS Carondelet. I hope you will consider following some of what we post on the new website, and many thanks to everyone who was involved in the project!
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