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  1. Cdoug96

    Discussion Black Diamonds Article

    I found an interesting article on two black soldiers from my local area (I live in Midland, MI). The information in here was all new to me. I had no idea this area had such a history. Needless to say I have a few new places to visit! I reproduce it here, the original link is at the bottom...
  2. H

    When Black Troops Fought Black Troops

    In one of the most bizarre episodes of Reconstruction, Arkansas Black Militia units fought each other at the Battle of New Gascony on April 30, 1874. They were on opposing sides of two Republican gubernatorial candidates engaged in an armed conflict known as the Brooks-Baxter War. It left as...
  3. SWMODave

    Fremont's "army" in Springfield 1861

    Courtesy San Francisco Museum Springfield, October 30th. Asboth brought in his division this morning, and soon after Lane came at the head of his brigade. It was a motley procession, made up of the desperate fighters of the Kansas borders and about two hundred negroes. The contrabands were...
  4. ForeverFree

    Mississippi Blue Flood Blues

    From the blog Jubilo! The Emancipation Century: The Colored Soldier, Marching into Dixie; 1863; hand-colored lithograph; from New York: Published by Currier & Ives, New York; Originally part of a McAllister, Hart, Phillips Civil War scrapbook Description: Portrait of an earnest African...
  5. Joshism

    Were the USCT Used As Cannon Fodder?

    In other thread an accusation was made that black soldiers were used as cannon fodder. When asked for examples, the following were given: We can also add to that the obvious example of Battery Wagner which was also mentioned by myself. In searching for past references to cannon fodder I came...
  6. Andersonh1

    Brass Napoleon Award Black Southerners and the Confederate Cause--What the newspapers said: 1861-1865

    With all the discussion about whether black men served as armed soldiers in the Confederate Army, I wanted to start researching contemporary accounts from the war years, 1861-1865, and see what made the newspapers. Thanks to the Library of Congress, there are huge amounts of old papers online...
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