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Civil War - "The Black Brigades"

June 22, 1863
The Charleston Mercury

THE BLACK BRIGADES. - The negros in the Yankee service are
enumerated as follows: General THOMAS'recruits, 11,000; under
General BANKS, 3000; in Kansas, 1000; in South Carolina, 3000;
in North Carolina, 3000; under General ROSECRANS, 5000; under
General SCHOFIELD, 2000; Massachusetts regiments, 1200; in the
District of Columbia, 800; total, 30,000. There are also 5000
negros in the Yankee navy.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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