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The Civil War: U.S. Colored Troops

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Saturday, December 14, 2013

From this year’s Lincoln Forum Symposium in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Howard University history department chair Edna Greene Medford talks about the establishment, challenges, enlistment, and service of the United States Colored Troops during the Civil War. These units were composed of free African American men and former slaves who fought for the Union. Lincoln Forum vice chairman Harold Holzer serves as moderator.

Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 9:35am (ET)

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