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David H. Slay, Ph.D.

David H. Slay, Ph.D.David H. Slay (1966-) is a Civil War historian who currently lives in Mississippi. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and grew up in Rome, Georgia, where he attended Shorter University (BS 1999). He attended graduate school at Mississippi State University (BA 2003) and did his doctoral work under Steven Woodworth at Texas Christian University (PhD 2009). David currently adjuncts at Tulane University's School of Continuing Studies in Madison, Mississippi, while working during the day for the National Park Service.
David's next major publication will be an update of his dissertation on the United States Colored Troops recruited out of Missisippi and upper Louisiana during the Civil War.

Talks and Lectures

I am always happy to speak to various groups and organizations. If you would like to book me as a speaker, please contact me online for more information.

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Georgia Civil War Manuscript Collections: An Annotated Bibliography

by David H. Slay

[more publications]

News and Updates

The New York Times highlights Vicksburg as it celebrates this 4th of July.  Dr. Slay along with  local residents share with the New York Times  the historical significance of Vicksburg during the Civil War.

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