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AfriGeneas Military Research Forum

Wisconsin: "The Negro in the War " 1888

Greetings Military Researchers:

In 1888, the Milwaukee Sunday Telegram published a detailed article entitled "The Negro in the War. The focus of this article was the Civil War written by Major George E. Sutherland.

"The negroes were wiser than we. They well knew that the South was fighting, and would fight to the bitter end to keep them in slavery, and it followed that if the South were defeated it must mean freedom" writes Southerland.

He continues for two chapters with a description of contrabands, recruitiment of troops in New Orleans, Massachusetts, military legends like Butler and Hunter and various battles.

In order to access the article, please follow the instructions below. There is no other way to access it.

To read the complete article, please click on the link below. Then add "Negro" to the search. The results will produce "Negro in the war." Click on this and read away.


K Wyer Lane

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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