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The Civil War: African Americans in the Civil War

Washington, DC
Saturday, July 9, 2011

Despite a federal law banning African American soldiers from serving in the U.S. Army, they nonetheless fought during the Civil War in both northern and southern regiments. Harvard University history professor John Stauffer spoke about their wartime role during a symposium presented by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.

Updated: Monday, July 11, 2011 at 1:19pm (ET)

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