28 Sep


The American Civil War

It is unfortunate that an historical event, that is so very important in the history of African Americans, and in which their ancestors played a very significant military role; which led to the defeat of the Confederate States of America; has been so neglected by the majority of African Americans today. 

Not only African Americans, but the majority of Americans don’t know anything about the American Civil War; other than, the North fought the South and President Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves by signing the Emancipation Proclamation (EP).

 The EP was a war strategy.

The recruitment of men to fight for the Union (North) had dropped .

Many in the North had expected the war to last only a few weeks. 

When it didn’t, their enthusiasm for the war declined.

Many Caucasian northerners refused to join the military.

The Northern commanders in the…

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