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How Were Slaves Involved/ Affected In The Civil War
Transcript of How Were Slaves Involved/ Affected In The Civil War
This document allowed slaves to join the Union’s army
Some slaves fought for the South, but most stayed on plantations. Black Soldiers About 186,000 Black soldiers fought in the Civil War, 93,000 from Confederate States, 40,000 from Border Slave States, and 53,000 from Free States
Blacks were accepted into the Union’s army, but were mostly thought of as an inferior.
Black soldiers usually preformed non combat duties and were usually payed about $6.50 less than white soldiers
Most believed that they were fighting for they’re freedom from slavery. Slaves In the South Slaveholders thought slaves would be loyal to the South, but most were not.
Most slaves stayed on plantations and worked as normal.
After Union soldiers successfully invaded the South, Slaves were freed because of the Emancipation Proclamation, and most fled to the North, or fought with the Union.
After Civil War some stayed in the South, because of little money to travel, and faced much discrimination. "Once let the black man get upon his person the brass letters U.S., let him get an eagle on his button, and a musket on his shoulder and bullets in his pockets, and there is no power on earth which can deny that he has earned the right of citizenship in the United States." Quote From Federick Douglass Overall Affect On Slaves On December 18th 1865, the 13th amendment was passed, making it illegal for slavery or involuntary work illegal.
On April 9, 1865, when General Lee surrendered, the 13th amendment now went into affect for the South, freeing all slaves.
Even though they were free they would still face a lot of discrimination Bibliography http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p2967.html,PBS
Reidy, Joseph P. Black Men in Navy Blue During Civil War
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/features/timeline/civilwar/aasoldrs/soldiers.html, Civil War and Reconstruction 9/26/2002
How slaves were involved/ affected in the civil war Forrest Sams, Joseph Kasal go down Blacks were accepted into the Union’s army, but were mostly thought of as an inferior.