Black Soldiers in the Civil War

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Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System: History of African Americans in the Civil War
"The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System is a computerized database containing very basic facts about servicemen who served on both sides during the Civil War."
-National Park Service

Beyond Face Value: Depictions of Slavery in Confederate Currency
"This electronic exhibit focuses on the depictions of slaves in Confederate currency. It is important to remember that these images were created by those who institutionalized and worked to preserve slavery, and they do not necessarily portray the slaves as they viewed themselves and their condition...Images of slavery, however, were not the only illustrations on such documents: Vignettes featuring modes of transportation, mythical characters, historical figures of the American Revolution, and romantic portrayals of white women and children also decorated paper money issued in the Confederacy. These scenes offer a new perspective on the Civil War era South."
A Project of the United States Civil War Center, Louisiana State University

Black Dispatches: Black American Contributions to Union Intelligence During the Civil War
By P. K. Rose
"This publication originally appeared in the Winter 1998-1999 edition of Studies in Intelligence, a journal published periodically by CIA's Center for the Study of Intelligence."

Buffalo Soldiers & Indian Wars
"The site presents multicultural as well as multimedia experiences, and was created with the objective of enhancing educational, genealogical, and historical research activities ... Sixteen photographs of Buffalo Soldiers, and 14 of their legendary Native American foes, two mini videos and 64 story/page links are presented with battles, and historical background events. Links to Civil War, military, and personal archival documents are included with additional links to multimedia, kids, family and multicultural sites.A lesson plan and study questions are on their way."
By Stanford L. Davis

The Fight for Equal Rights: Black Soldiers in the Civil War
A lesson (K12) from the the National Archives and Records Administration Digital Classroom Project

National Park Service - The American Civil War
Sections include: About the Civil War ; Civil War Parks ; Civil War Education ; Battlefield Protection ; Soldiers & Sailors System ; African Americans in the Civil War.

PBS - American Experience - Reconstruction: The Second Civil War (January 2004)
Website companion to the TV broadcast.
"...offers insights into topics in American history including the Civil War, slavery, abolition, race relations, definitions of freedom and citizenship, civil rights, black suffrage and election to political office, impeachment, regional political differences, nationbuilding after war, the cotton economy, sharecropping, federal government intervention in the states, and more."
Sections include: Watch the Program ; 40 Acres and a Mule ; Plantations in Ruins ; Black Legislators ; Northerners in the South ; Slave to Sharecropper ; In God We Trust ; White Men Unite ; State by State ; Teacher's Guide ; 1870 Map ; Black Citizens.

Portraits in Black
The Samuel N. Waller Memorial Web Site to the Buffalo Soldier & Sailor
An historical perspective of the life of the Black soldier and sailor in the U.S. Army, 1746-1912
By Anthony L. Powell

The United States Colored Troops in the Civil War
An extensive collection of resources
Edited by Bennie J. McRae, Jr.

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