Title

African American Soldiers and the Civil War

Publication Date

5-28-2019

Document Type

Presentation

Department

History

Disciplines

Military History | United States History

Publication Title

South Bay Civil War Round Table

Conference Location

San Jose, CA

Abstract

The talk explores the recruitment of African American men into the Union Army, their motivations for fighting, who fought, treatment and experiences in the army, and exemplary service. Although the talk given by Dr. Hilde in her university class only considers African American soldiers in the Union, she hopes to add information on the proposed recruitment of enslaved men into the Confederate Army, a plan that never came to fruition (the war was essentially over) and did not have the support of slaveholders.

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