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Civil War Resources in Duke's David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

African Americans during the Civil War

Sergeant, U.S. Army, circa 1860s

Sergeant, U.S. Army, circa 1860s, Picture File

This section considers the roles of African Americans during the Civil War and is an introduction to resources at the Rubenstein Library at Duke. It does not intend to be comprehensive.  The items listed here pertain to African American troops during the Civil War, the last few years of slavery, and the first few years after emancipation.  Please consult Duke Libraries' on-line catalog for more recent publications and any additional materials the library may have. Feel free to ask a librarian if you need help finding other materials relating to this topic.