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African American Service In The Civil War

Of the 3 million men who fought in the Civil War, 200,000 were African American. Some were free men, some escaped slaves or slaves released by owners so they could contribute to the war effort. Civil War scholar Ron Coddington has compiled a collection of portraits of these men and used the images as a jumping off point for telling their stories. He joins Kojo to help us understand the Civil War as they experienced it.

Slideshow: African American Faces Of The Civil War

Images excerpted from "African American Faces of the Civil War" by Ronald S. Coddington. Copyright 2012 by Ronald S. Coddington. Reprinted here by permission of The Johns Hopkins University Press. All rights reserved.

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From the book, "African American Faces of the Civil War" by Ronald S. Coddington, published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Reprinted by permission of the publisher and the author.

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