Monthly Archives: March 2013

Men of Color, To Arms!

By early Spring 1863, the recruitment of black soldiers into the Union Army was finally getting underway in earnest. Although it would not be difficult for most black men of military age at that moment to appreciate the importance of … Continue reading

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Not Dead Yet

The February 21 edition of¬†Civil War Emancipation¬†discussed evidence of slavery as an institution coming apart in early 1863. Also included was a cowardly but wise qualifier, “While slavery was far from dead . . .” This edition of the blog … Continue reading

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Where the Slaves Were Located

At the end of February 1863,¬†Harper’s Weekly, no doubt drawing on 1860 Census data, dramatically illustrated the geographic distribution of slaves on the eve of the Civil War, with a map in which the higher the concentration of slaves the … Continue reading

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