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Re: Ninteenth Century Black Military Heroes
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First, one needs to consider the periods, missions and adversaries.
UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS
PERIOD: 1862 - 1867 (NOTE: The name or title "United States Colored Troops" was not used until 1863. The Louisiana Native Guards were the only Black soldiers officially mustered into the Union Army in 1862.
MISSION: Reunite the nation and eradicate slavery.
ADVERSARIES: Soldiers of the Confederate States of America
PERIOD: 1866 - 1898
MISSION: Western expansion and protect the settlers
ADVERSARIES: American Indians (Cheyennes, Comanches, Sioux, Mescalero Apaches, Chiricahua Apaches and others)
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