African-American Troops in the Civil War

This week on “The Civil War,” author William Dobak discussed his book, Freedom by the Sword: The U.S. Colored Troops,… read more

This week on “The Civil War,” author William Dobak discussed his book, Freedom by the Sword: The U.S. Colored Troops, 1862-1867, which examines how African American troops were used to improve Union intelligence and the varying attitudes of Union leaders towards black soldiers. 

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • William A. Dobak Historian (Retired) U.S. Army Center of Military History
  • Michael Knight Archives Specialist National Archives and Records Administration->Holdings Protection Program
  • Lopez Matthews Secretary National Archives and Records Administration->Afro-American History Society
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African-American Troops in the Civil War

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Program ID:
303902-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 17, 2012
Last Aired:
Mar 18, 2012

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  • Mar 17, 2012 | 6:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 17, 2012 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 18, 2012 | 11:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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