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Jan. 26, 1863: Black Troops Recruited for the Union Army
« on: January 29, 2019, 03:25:44 PM »
Jan. 26, 1863: Black Troops Recruited for the Union Army
Time Periods: Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements


On Jan. 26, 1863, the U.S. War Department authorized the governor of Massachusetts to recruit Black troops to the Union Army in the Civil War.

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Re: Jan. 26, 1863: Black Troops Recruited for the Union Army
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2019, 03:34:44 PM »
Jan. 26, 1863: Black Troops Recruited for the Union Army
Time Periods: Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements


On Jan. 26, 1863, the U.S. War Department authorized the governor of Massachusetts to recruit Black troops to the Union Army in the Civil War.

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BY WARS END OVER 200,000 BLACK SOLDIERS AND SAILORS HAD SERVED THE UNION.  THAT REPRESENTED OVER 20% OF ALL OF THE UNION FORCES.  :nod:
I'm an Army Civilian and former Soldier on the Army Team. I'm dedicated to my Army, Soldiers and Civilians. I will always support the mission. I provide stability and continuity during war and peace. I'll support and defend the Constitution and consider it an honor to serve our nation and my Army.

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Re: Jan. 26, 1863: Black Troops Recruited for the Union Army
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2019, 11:10:24 AM »
The Union very much needed the Black troops.  We need more books on them.

 

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