University of Tennessee Knoxville: Student volunteers are helping the McClung Museum uncover the history of black Civil War troops in Tennessee.

University of Tennessee Knoxville: Student volunteers are helping the McClung Museum uncover the history of black Civil War troops in Tennessee.. “For the past four years, hundreds of UT Chancellor’s Honor students have been transcribing more than 2,100 pages of handwritten Civil War documents. Their efforts are helping bring to life the history of the 1st US Colored Troops (Heavy Artillery) mustered in Knoxville in 1864. The goal is to make this overlooked African American achievement accessible in a digital archive.” The transcribing is expected to finish this year, but the digital archive won’t be available until after that.