Coleman Kent- Letters Home: Explorer #8

Beyond the Fight: The World War II Letters of Coleman Kent

Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Kent spent his career before the Navy as a clerk. But his life drastically changed with Naval Service, especially in 1944 when he was stationed in Oahu, Hawaii. Kent was transported halfway across the world, requiring him to adjust to a new environment, to new people, to a new culture. By Dyllan N. Cecil, Public History Center Fellow, Class of 2017

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Chester Lozier-Letters Home: Explorer #7

Chester Lozier, World War I, and the Telegram By Melissa Jones, Public History Center Fellow, Class of 2018, Christopher Newport University Editor: Dr. Sheri M. Shuck-Hall, Associate Professor of History, Director of the Public History Center, Christopher Newport University Chester A. Lozier was an electrician in the United States Navy during World War I and […]

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Siah Carter: Explorer #6

Siah Carter’s Escape to Freedom: The Story of an African American Sailor Aboard the USS Monitor

Explore Siah Carter’s rich and compelling history as an escaped slave who fought for the Union on the innovative ship, the USS Monitor, and the complex, troubling times that surrounded him. His courageous story and his legacy in the U.S. Navy lives on. By Carter Stewart, Public History Center Fellow, Christopher Newport University, Class of 2018

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Dr. Aaron S. Oberly-Letters Home: Explorer #5

A Letters Home Account of a Civil War Naval Surgeon By Carter Stewart, Public History Center Fellow, Class of 2018, Christopher Newport University Editor: Dr. Sheri Shuck-Hall, Associate Professor of History, Director of the Public History Center, Christopher Newport University Soldiers who fought in the Civil War lived differently than we do today. They marched […]

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