Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

Free blacks in Union service.

July 29, 2012

Library of Congress



Encyclopedia Virginia:

A pair of African American men—one holding a horse, the other a broom—pose in front of a group of Union soldiers. Free blacks served the Union forces in various capacities, from laborer to soldier.

Creator: Mathew Brady

Created: ca. 1862 (copyrighted 1862)

Medium: Albumen carte-de-visite photograph.


Library of Congress

Gladstone Collection of African American Photographs

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

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