Explore the letters written during the Civil War by both the Black men who served in the United Stated Colored Troops and U.S. Navy and by their white officers. Most of the letters are transcribed from newspapers, but there are also links to transcribed private letters. Use the links below or you can use the drop-down menu above.
Letters from Black Soldiers and Sailors
Civil War Letters from White Officers in the United States Colored Troops
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