AFRICAN AMERICAN SOLDIERS IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

28 Sep

chiniquy

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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