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blacks that fought in war

how slaves were treated in war. what they ate. what they had to do to be able to fight in war. the war life for black slaves
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alyssa sanders

on 27 May 2010

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the life of black slaves
that fought in the civil war Life for slaves before the war Freedmen Abolitionism Camp life camps were packed with tents housing five or six men.
Log cabins were used in winter months to provode insulation from the cold Housing Cooking and Eating Most cooking occured on an outdoor fire.
In the early days of the war the freed slaves were not aloud to carry a rifle and fight. they were often given the role of cooking In their free time... A lot of the time between battles was planning and regrouping. When soldiers weren't fighting they
were drilling on battle techniques and strategies. The rest of the time they were trying to overcome boredom. Some of the things they would do included: making meals, doing laundry, cutting fire wood, and writing letters to home. On March 3, 1807 the United States declared international slave trade illegal as of January 1, 1808. It continued for another 52 years Great Britain, slave owners had until May 1 to comply. Those who had left British ports before or on that date were exempted from the prohibition. yes Freedmen was the term given to those slaves who became free men after the U.S. Congress passed the Confiscation Act of 1862.
The Act essentially paved the way for the Emancipation Proclamation and solved the immediate dilemma facing the army concerning the status of slaves within its jurisdiction.
Many freedmen, herded into contraband camps, were hired out to loyal Unionist plantation owners for low wages, and others in the Western theater were assigned parcels of confiscated lands for subsistence farming.
And others rendered service to the army.


Sources http://www.civilwarhome.com/freedmen.htm
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http://www.history.umd.edu/Freedmen/chronol.htm
http://www.history.umd.edu/Freedmen/

Freedmen during the civil war Unaccustomed to administering refugee relief, the army generally managed to maintain freedmen at a subsistence level.
Many died of disease in overcrowded stockades, and some voluntarily returned to their homes because of deplorable conditions.


Life for slaves before the civil war was brutal. They were treated unfairly, beaten, and torn away from family and friends. They did not have to luxury of getting an education. It was not an option for them. But, they did survive this life with help from the family and friends that they had. The people in their lives is what mattered most to them. Family was everything. Things they did in their free time Most slaves had sundays and holidays off. Some slaves could work on those days and get paid 1860 november 6 Abraham Lincoln elected president December 20 South Carolina becomes the first Southern state to secede from the Union 1861 february 4 Convention of seceded states (South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana) meets in Montgomery, Alabama, adopts provisional constitution of the Confederate States of America february 2 The provisional Congress admits Texas to the Confederacy
march 4 President Lincoln inaugurated April 12 Civil War begins with Confederate attack on federal garrison at Fort Sumter, South Carolina
April 15 President Lincoln issues proclamation calling for troops to put down the rebellion may 24 Fugitive slaves at Fortress Monroe, Virginia, are received and put to work by Union general Benjamin F. Butler, who declares them “contraband of war” july 21 Confederate victory at battle of Bull Run (Manassas) dashes Union hopes of quelling the rebellion quickly and without great loss of life 1862 march 13 Congress adopts an additional article of war forbidding members of the army and navy to return fugitive slaves to their owners april 16 Congress abolishes slavery in the District of Columbia, with compensation to loyal owners, and appropriates money for the voluntary removal (“colonization”) of former slaves to Haiti, Liberia, or other countries may 9 General David Hunter declares free all slaves in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida june 19 Congress prohibits slavery in the territories 1863 january 1 Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Lincoln; it declares free all slaves in the Confederate states (except Tennessee, southern Louisiana, and parts of Virginia) and announces the Union's intention to enlist black soldiers and sailors. By late spring, recruitment is under way throughout the North and in all the Union-occupied Confederate states except Tennessee

June 7 Black soldiers repel Confederate attack at Milliken's Bend, Louisiana July 4 Confederate surrender of Vicksburg, Mississippi 1864 April 12 Confederate troops under General Nathan B. Forrest massacre black soldiers captured at Fort Pillow, Tennessee 1865 April 9 Surrender of the army of Confederate General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House, Virginia
April 9 President Lincoln assassinated; Vice-President Andrew Johnson succeeds to the presidency
December 18 Ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution announced by the Secretary of State; the amendment abolishes slavery throughout the United States When slavery began Slave traders began bringing enslaved Africans in as early as the 1400's although most of the United States it was about 1619. Slavery continued in the United States for almost 240 years before it was finally abolished.
Quilt
Go to church
Tend their own small gardens
Play games
Socialize
Dance
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