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Civil War Black Civilian Workers,225,000

It is estimated,that there were 225,000 black civilians who worked for the Union Army and the U.S.Government during the Civil War. They were: Teamsters, Laundry Workers, Nurses, Cooks, Spies, Stevadores, Foragers, Servants, Blacksmiths, Scouts and any other jobs that they could perform. Many were "contrabands",(escaped slaves) and many were free who needed work . Some probably carried water and other duties as assigned.

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Civil War Black Civilian Workers,225,000
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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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