January 2008

Reading Recommendations · African Americans in the Civil War

By the end of the Civil War, nearly 200,000 African-American men (mostly former slaves) had made a critical contribution to the victory of the Union by serving in the Army and Navy of the United States. The Library offers students, genealogists, and historians one of the nation�s leading collections of military rosters, regimental histories, and general works on the service and accomplishments of African-American Civil War veterans.

General Historical Narratives

Freedom’s Soldiers: The Black Military Experience in the Civil War

Edited by Ira Berlin, Joseph P. Reidy, Leslie S. Rowland

Black Phalanx

Joseph T. Wilson
Need more suggestions? Contact the Genealogy and Local History Department by phone (513-369-6905) or email and a reference librarian will be happy to assist you.