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COMING SOON: The interactive map pinpoints African American soldier’s enlistments and regiments. Army regiments composed primarily of African-American soldiers, the United States Colored Troops (USCT), were first recruited during the Civil War. By the war’s end the 175 USCT regiments constituted about one-tenth of the Union Army. Read more >
Search the database of military records and pension files to learn more about individual African American soldiers and their regiments during and after the American Civil War. Searches options include regiment; soldier’s name, date of birth or death; and events. Read more >
New essays reveal aspects of the lives of average African American soldiers during and after the Civil War. The stories of these Union troops had previously been primarily untold because research was extremely difficult prior to accessible and interactive databases of historic records.