African American Soldiers and the Civil War
South Bay Civil War Round Table
San Jose, CA
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.
Libra Hilde. "African American Soldiers and the Civil War" South Bay Civil War Round Table (2019).