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Minnesotan Thomas P. Wilson comments on the service of African American soldiers

There is no longer any doubt about the negroes fighting. They fight just as well as any soldiers, and the time will come when this will be acknowledged by the whole country…. We all rather be killed than taken, for we expect no mercy. They have threatened to hang all the officers of the negro regiments.

Source: Carley, Kenneth. Minnesota and the Civil War: An Illustrated History (St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2000), 85-86.


Charles Jackson of Stillwater with his dog King.


Third Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Entering Little Rock


African American Civil War Soldier.


"The Negro Soldiers", St. Cloud Democrat, July 2, 1863


Soldier group

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