How Many Black Soldiers Fought for the Union in the Civil War?

How Many Black Soldiers Fought for the Union in the Civil War?

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Angered by years of slavery and finally free to the Northern United States, a great number of soldiers joined the Union Army to fight in the Civil War.

By the end of the War, black soldiers made up approximately 10% of the Union Army and estimates of up to 180,000+ troops fought in this war. ┬áBlack soldiers fought in the Civil War to defend their newly found freedom and to “payback” many of those that enslaved them previously.


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