Black Soldiers in the Union/Federal Army, ca. 1863-64

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Image Reference

Joseph T. Wilson, The black phalanx: a history of the Negro soldiers of the United States in the war of 1775-1812, 1861-’65 (Hartford, Conn., 1888), facing p. 138. (Copy in Special Collections, University of Virginia Library)

Titled, “Mustering into Service,” and sub-titled (cropped here) “Phalanx soldiers taking the oath of allegiance to the United States,” shows black Union soldiers with their white officers.