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The Loyal Colored People of Baltimore Give Lincoln a Bible


Bible given to Abraham Lincoln by freemen of Baltimore, Maryland in September, 1864; the “Lincoln Bible” is in the collection of the Fisk University Library… 1,845 more words

Civil War

African American Medal of Honor Winner Records His Heroic Moment in Two Words: "Saved Colors"

By John E. Carey

Medal of Honor winner Sgt. Maj. Christian A. Fleetwood, 4th U.S. Colored Troops, wrote in his diary every day during 1864. His unit participated in several engagements in the vicinity of Richmond. 757 more words

An Irish American View of the Colored Soldier


Union enlistment posters for Irish Americans in New York and coloreds in Pennsylvania

Last year, I posted a blog entry about conflicts between African Americans and Irish Americans during the Civil War. 237 more words

Civil War

First Sergeant Henry, Is that You?

You’ve seen this picture a hundred times.

It appears in almost every book and article about African Americans serving in the Union Army, and on… 1,457 more words

Memory

An Irish American View of the Colored Soldier


    Union enlistment posters for Irish Americans in New York and coloreds in Pennsylvania

    During the antebellum and Civil War eras, free negroes and Irish immigrants often had a strained relationship. 1,043 more words

Christian Fleetwood: Medal of Honor

By John E. Carey

Medal of Honor winner Sgt. Maj. Christian A. Fleetwood, 4th U.S. Colored Troops, wrote in his diary every day during 1864. His unit participated in several engagements in the vicinity of Richmond. 570 more words

Civil War