Pennsylvania Grand Review

Honoring African American Patriots 1865 / 2010

USCT Liberating Slaves

Posted by: sailerd

As USCT regiments entered southern states, they had the opportunity on numerous occasions to liberate slaves. After one USCT regiment liberated slaves from a plantation in North Carolina, an editorial in Harpers Weekly noted that they “[left] ‘Ole Massa’ to glory in solitude and secession.” You can read the full article here as well as view the accompanying illustration.

(Courtesy of House Divided Project – “Negro Soldiers Liberating Slaves,” Harper’s Weekly, January 23, 1864, p. 54: 1.)

Posted in US Colored Troops Friday, April 2nd, 2010 at 12:44 pm.

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  1. Van Reidhead Oct 22nd 2010

    This is an important remembrance in the necessary, continuous writing of our shared history. The sacrifices of our African American progenitors in the Civil War, no matter our own ethnicity or race, each citizen needs to know, and honor this history.

    Van A. Reidhead
    Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
    East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania


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