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The Civil War: African American Troops in the Civil War

African American Civil War Troops

African American Civil War Troops

Washington, DC
Saturday, March 17, 2012

Author William Dobak discusses his book, "Freedom by the Sword: The U.S. Colored Troops, 1862-1867," which examines how African American troops were used to improve Union intelligence and the varying attitudes of Union leaders towards black soldiers.

Updated: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 10:05am (ET)

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