The Forgotten Black Soldiers in White Regiments During the Civil War

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"This small book contains the names of more than a thousand black soldiers who did not serve in the USCT (United States Colored Troops) during the Civil War. Rather, they served in white regiments, mainly as cooks. However, they were not mere hired "contrabands," the name by which General Benjamin Butler called runaway slaves who fled to the Yankees penetrating the South. They were bona fide soldiers, as their discharge and pension papers substantiate."
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"This small book contains the names of more than a thousand black soldiers who did not serve in the USCT (United States Colored Troops) during the Civil War. Rather, they served in white regiments, mainly as cooks. However, they were not mere hired "contrabands," the name by which General Benjamin Butler called runaway slaves who fled to the Yankees penetrating the South. They were bona fide soldiers, as their discharge and pension papers substantiate."
https://www.amazon.com/Forgotten-Black-Soldiers-Regiments-During/dp/0788433318

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"This small book contains the names of more than a thousand black soldiers who did not serve in the USCT (United States Colored Troops) during the Civil War. Rather, they served in white regiments, mainly as cooks."
 

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Later in the war the US Army added 2 under cooks to regiments. These should be considered soldiers. They enlisted, were swon in, recived pay and benifits, were on the roster, and were subject to military disapline. There were also personal servants and cooks, in my opinion theses should not be considered soldiers.
 



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