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A World Away: Asian and Pacific Islanders and the Civil War 

To commemorate the Civil War Sesquicentennial (2011-2015), the National Park Service created handbooks that featured the stories, accounts, and narratives of people largely included from the traditional scholarship related to the conflict. Asian and Pacific Islanders and the Civil War, published in late 2014, highlighted the forgotten service of dozens of soldiers who served in the Union and Confederate armies and navies during the Civil War. Historian Steve T. Phan, who was featured in the publication, will present a lecture on the unknown citizen soldiers of Asian descent who participated in some of the war’s largest battles. Their fight continued long after the guns fell silent in 1865. The struggle for citizenship and equality endured well into the 20th Century and the vestiges are still keenly felt today.  

 

Steve T. Phan is a Park Ranger and Historian at the Civil War Defenses of Washington. He served as the acting Chief of Interpretation at Camp Nelson National Monument and Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument. He has worked at Richmond National Battlefield Park, Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, Stones River National Battlefield, and Rock Creek Park. A military history scholar of the Civil War era, Phan’s research focuses on military occupation, operational command, and fortifications during the Civil War. He is the author of articles about Asians and Pacific Islanders in the Civil War and the Defenses of Washington for numerous publications. He was nominated for the National Park Service Tilden Award for Excellence in Interpretation (2019). He holds a master's degree in American History from Middle Tennessee State University.  

 

 

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