Awards and Prizes

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GEORCE C. RABLE of the University of Alabama was awarded the 13th annual Lincoln Prize at Gettysburg College for Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!, published by the University of North Carolina Press. The Lincoln Prize, including a cash award of $20,000, is presented to the finest scholarly work on Abraham Lincoln, the American Civil War soldier, or a subject relating to their era. In addition, a special "E-Lincoln Prize" was awarded to's recently introduced website on the Civil War, which made the complete contents of forty wartime newspapers available to the public. The $50,000 award goes to its founder, John Adler. For more information, visit .

THE VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY has awarded thirty-eight research fellowships for 2003 to scholars from eighteen states, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Each recipient receives a stipend while conducting research at the VHS. The most popular categories to be examined in recent years are African American history, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and women's history. Some of the specific projects being researched this year include a cultural history of the Shenandoah Valley (Paul Anderson, Clemson University) and pain and suffering in moral evaluations of slavery (Margaret Abruzzo, Notre Dame). For information on the Fellowship program, visit the Society's website at .

DAVID S. HEIDLER AND JEANNE T. HEIDLER received a 2003 Distinguished Book Award from the Society for Military History for Encyclopedia of the American Civil War: A Political and Military History. …