African Americans played a crucial role in the American Civil War. By the end of the war, 10% of the Union Army was comprised of African Americans. They filled roles from top to bottom: scouts, spies, surgeons, soldiers and commanders. Even though some northern whites they served alongside treated them with negativity, ranging from a lack of respect to contempt, African American soldiers fought bravely.
Eastern National is proud to present a newly revised entry in the National Park Civil War Series that tells the story of black soldiers during the Civil War. This version includes new higher resolution images and updated text.
If you're looking for a concise, yet comprehensive, overview of the many roles African American soldiers played in the Civil War, you can't do better than The Civil War's Black Soldiers. Product Details
- Softcover, 56 pages
- Dimensions: 8'' x 11''
- Printed in America