I’m very excited to announce that Decoding the Civil War has been nominated for a 2016 Digital Humanities Award in the category Best Use of Digital Humanities – Public Engagement! It’s a pleasant development, though not entirely surprising considering the enthusiasm that Decoding the Civil War volunteers have shown on the talk boards, on the blog, and on Twitter.

Our transcribers’ commitment to the project has helped finish 43% of the 12,921 pages of telegrams and codebooks from the Thomas T. Eckert papers. Due to their effort, the researchers have already been able to share full transcriptions of two of the ledgers (ledgers 3 and 24), with more coming soon!

This has been a team effort and a great collaboration. We are happy and grateful for the nomination, but the early success of this project has been a great reward already delivered. So thanks to all our volunteers, the research team, and all those who have supported us.

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