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Alexander H. Johnson 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry-Alex Johnson was a member of both the Grand Army of the Republic General George H. Ward Post #10 and of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Alexander H. Johnson 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry-Alex Johnson was a member of both the Grand Army of the Republic General George H. Ward Post #10 and of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Sgt. Henry Stewart, Co. E - The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Sgt. Henry Stewart, Co. E - The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Powhatan Beaty (October 8, 1837 – December 6, 1916) was a black soldier and actor. During the American Civil War, he served in the Union Army's 5th United States Colored Infantry Regiment throughout the Richmond–Petersburg Campaign. He received America's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for taking command of his company at the Battle of Chaffin's Farm after all officers had been killed and/or wounded.

Powhatan Beaty (October 8, 1837 – December 6, 1916) was a black soldier and actor. During the American Civil War, he served in the Union Army's 5th United States Colored Infantry Regiment throughout the Richmond–Petersburg Campaign. He received America's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for taking command of his company at the Battle of Chaffin's Farm after all officers had been killed and/or wounded.

Photograph from our amazing Civil War Photography Book. A great book for any Civil War buff.

Photograph from our amazing Civil War Photography Book. A great book for any Civil War buff.

Sgt. William Harvey Carney, Company C, 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. First African-American to be recognized as having performed an act of bravery that warranted the awarding of the Congressional Medal of Honor. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett)

Sgt. William Harvey Carney, Company C, 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. First African-American to be recognized as having performed an act of bravery that warranted the awarding of the Congressional Medal of Honor. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett)

General George A. Custer born in New Rumley, OH.

General George A. Custer born in New Rumley, OH.

black soldiers in the Civil War

black soldiers in the Civil War

"Growing Up AFRO: Snapshots of Black Childhood from the Afro-American Newspapers" The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture - Baltimore

"Growing Up AFRO: Snapshots of Black Childhood from the Afro-American Newspapers" The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture - Baltimore

Black US Soldiers in Australia 1/6 - YouTube / Part 1 of a 6 part Australian documentary about black soldiers during World War 2.

Black US Soldiers in Australia 1/6 - YouTube / Part 1 of a 6 part Australian documentary about black soldiers during World War 2.

First Black receives Congressional Medal of Honor July 18,1863   Sgt William H Carney  | African American Registry

First Black receives Congressional Medal of Honor July 18,1863 Sgt William H Carney | African American Registry

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