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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