BA Trinity College, Hartford 2010
MA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016
Caroline Wood Newhall's dissertation project, "'Under the Rebel Lash': Black Prisoners of War in the Confederate South," examines the experiences of black Union soldiers who were captured and enslaved in the Confederacy. Using United States Colored Troops' regimental service records, black veterans' pension files, and correspondence in the Official Records of the war, her work emphasizes the intersections of race, labor, gender, and capital in wartime. She plans to expand her research into a genealogical project as she identifies formerly enslaved soldiers' family and community networks through the USCT pensions.