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Black Union Soldiers in the Civil War

Black Union Soldiers in the Civil War
By: Hondon B. Hargrove

Paperback. 250 pages.

This book refutes the historical slander that blacks did not fight fortheir emancipation from slavery. At first harshly rejected in theirattempts to enlist in the Union army, blacks were eventually acceptedinto the service?often through the efforts of individual generals who,frustrated with bureaucratic inaction in the face of dwindling forces,overrode orders from the secretary of war and the president himself. Bythe end of the war, black soldiers had numbered over 187,000 and servedin 167 regiments. Seventeen were awarded the Congressional Medal ofHonor, the nation?s highest award for valor. Theirs was a remarkableachievement whose full story is here told for the first time.


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Black Union Soldiers in the Civil War
By: Hondon B. Hargrove

Paperback. 250 pages.

This book refutes the historical slander that blacks did not fight fortheir emancipation from slavery. At first harshly rejected in theirattempts to enlist in the Union army, blacks were eventually acceptedinto the service?often through the efforts of individual generals who,frustrated with bureaucratic inaction in the face of dwindling forces,overrode orders from the secretary of war and the president himself. Bythe end of the war, black soldiers had numbered over 187,000 and servedin 167 regiments. Seventeen were awarded the Congressional Medal ofHonor, the nation?s highest award for valor. Theirs was a remarkableachievement whose full story is here told for the first time.


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