Archived Confederate Postal History Reflects an Ideology of Nationalism

Ed Roeder is currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the History Department at Texas A&M Corpus Christi.His research paper titled, "Confederate Postage and its Impact on Southern Identity During the American Civil War," was recently recognized for scholastic excellence and best paper submitted by a M.A. student at the 7th Annual Texas A&M History Conference held in College Station on April 1st and 2nd. The award was presented by the Sigma Rho Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta and the History Graduate Student Organization of Texas A&M University.The research paper was also previously recognized by the Daughters of the Texas Republic (Clara Driscoll Chapter) on February 13, 2016. A special presentation by Ellen Royce, 3rd vice president, awarded the DRT scholarship to Ed Roeder at Driscoll Children's Hospital. Mr. Roader’s entry was based on the Confederate Postal System, with emphasis on Postmaster General John H. Reagan.Roeder owes much gratitude for the support and opportunities provided by the Graduate School of Humanities faculty and staff regarding his passion around postal and philatelic history. His thesis track will focus on 19th Century Postal history of the United States.