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Black Civil War Hardships

what did black soldiers go through in the civil war

isaiah ranesfore

on 29 April 2011

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Transcript of Black Civil War Hardships

Black Soldiers in The Civil War What Were They Paid? black soldires were paid... they were paid $13 per month why were they fighting in the war? they were fighting for their freedom how were they treated? They were treated harsher... And they were punished harder how did they get into the war? their service was initialy refused the resistance to black soldiers was a result of racist beliefs they were also refused because they were thought to be mentally and temperamentlly unsuited blacks were refused in the north and south they were called crazy when they tried to enlist blacks were thought of as cowerdous hense why blacks were not used at first How did we do once in the war? Missouri and south carolina issued proclamations that allowed blacks to enlist Almost 200,000 African Americans served in the army and navy One of the segregated black units was the "massachusets 54th regiment One of the segrigated all black units was the Massachusets 54th Regiment We proved to be vital members of the army, fighting in every major battle we could One division of the African American army became known as the "Army of freedom" it had 37,000 blacks die in the line of arms By the end of the war more than 186,000 blacks had joined the Union, 93,000 in the Confederacy 40,000 from the border states, and 53,000 from free states
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