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Stories from Camp Nelson–Livestream with Ranger Steve T. Phan
April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Explore Camp Nelson and Its Role in the Struggle for African American Freedom
Director of Education John Lustrea will talk with NPS Ranger Steve T. Phan about the role that Camp Nelson played in the African American struggle for freedom, its role in treating the wounded, and its post-war service as a soldiers’ home.
Steve T. Phan is a Park Ranger and serves as the Chief of Interpretation at Camp Nelson National Monument. He recently served as the historian at the Civil War Defenses of Washington. He has also worked at Gettysburg National Military Park, Richmond National Battlefield Park, Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, Stones River National Battlefield, Rock Creek Park, and Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument. A military history scholar of the Civil War era, Phan’s research focuses on military occupation, operational command, African American soldiers and refugees, 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 in 2019 and 2020. He holds a master’s degree in American History from Middle Tennessee State University.
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