February 22nd, 2007


The 62nd & 65th Regiments, United States Colored Infantry–They Had a Dream

Abraham Lincoln took two provocative steps in 1863: first, he issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing the slaves in parts of the Confederacy not yet under Federal control; then, he decided to actively recruit blacks into the Union Army. The War Department formed the Bureau of Colored Troops and mustered into Federal service individual black men as well as black units …Continue reading →

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