The Civil War
Sesquicentennial: Has Research Gotten Easier?
Edward J. Shaughnessy will
discuss researching Civil War soldiers at archives. The National
Archives and New York State Archives have made record searching
easier over the last several years. Nonetheless, researchers still
need to follow leads at the Archives.
Edward J. Shaughnessy, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Sociology & Law Graduate School & University
Center, and John Jay College of Criminal Justice CUNY, where he was
a Professor of Sociology and Law for 35 years. He was Trustee and
President of the Dutchess County N.Y. Historical Society.
Shaughnessy holds an M.A. and
Ph.D. in Sociology & Jurisprudence from the Graduate Faculty of the
New School for Social Research, 1973, now the New School
University. He holds a Master’s Degree in Constitutional Law and
History from Fordham University. His B.A. in History is from The
Catholic University in Washington D.C.
Shaughnessy’s article “A
Death in the Narrows” appeared in Naval History Magazine in Vol.14,
# 2, April,2000 p. 48 ff. He has written extensively on the U.S.
Marine Corps in the Civil War. He was the Bieler-Raider Fellow of
the USMC researching the Civil War. Shaughnessy was a Senior
Research Fellow for the Navy ASEE Program at Patrick Air Force Base,
Florida where he worked on a study of courts-martial profiles. He
has been a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow to the Institute for
Criminal Law, University of Oslo, Norway. He was Exchange Professor
of Justice at the National Police College, England. He has
published works on the subjects of Bail and the 8th Amendment,
Obscenity and the 1st Amendment. He was Justice of the Court in
Dutchess County, N.Y. He lives in Millbrook, N.Y.