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Thursday, May 30, 2013

African Americans Join the War Effort

 FROM: The U.S. National Library of Medicine
 
African American women and men joined the war effort working at hospitals, on the battlefield, and with relief organizations such as the United States Christian Commission. Their service was critical to the care and comfort of wounded soldiers.
 
IMAGE: Illustration of an African American man assisting a medical officer on the battlefield, Harper's Weekly, August 20, 1864

 
 

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