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Re: "Records of Colored Troops"
In Response To: "Records of Colored Troops" ()

Dear Forum AfriGeneas:

Thanks for including the Carolyn L. Barkley blog on the US Colored Troops. I especially enjoyed her referenced US Army's "For Love of Liberty..."

However, I must critique her list of resources. Ms. Barkley left out a crucial web site, Bennie McRae, Jr’s "Lest We Forget." Most importantly, his Civil War/ US Colored Troops pages.

Acclaimed historian of the African American Military experience, author, and international film consultant, McRae was the Military Forum Manager for

Ms. Barkley does an excellent job in explaining the type of records found in the National Archives. “…the actual records themselves are textual (i.e., not microfilmed).

McRae’s twenty-plus years of research on the USCT, includes the correspondence of both Union and confederate military, all taken from textual records!

I look forward to Ms. Barkley’s including Bennie McRae, Jr’s strategic research in subsequent postings.

I’m a bit concerned about Ms. Barkley’s overboard recommendation of Footnote.

Recently posters in the AfriGeneas family commented:

Imbalance of CSA records Lisa Lee post below:;id=2024

Footnote’s Blatant misinformation VKN expresses concerns her posts below: PLEASE NOTE THAT VKN USES A QUESTION MARK IN HER FIRST POSTING.;md=read;id=5361;md=read;id=5367

Please note that like Lisa Lee, I couldn’t find my ancestor either…even though I have his pension records…obtained from the National Archives.

Lastly, we never responded to VKN’s question, “Now the question is how do we bring this to the attention of the publisher?”

I suggest sending professional letters from AfriGeneas family members to the Library of Congress expressing our great concerns.

K Wyer Lane

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