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African-American Soldiers in the Civil War

Both the Union and the Confederacy benefited from the labor of African-Americans, but the Union also enlisted African Americans, often former slaves eager to fight for their freedom. Find more information in this section on African-American soldiers in the Civil War (1861-1865).

Black Soldiers in the Civil War
A brief lesson on African-American soldiers who fought in the Civil War, from the National Archives.

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