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 Posted: Tue Jan 11th, 2011 09:49 pm
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Reading the news today the article about African-Americans as doctors and officer in the Union army caught my attention.

I thought blacks were not allowed to hold commision in either army North or South.

Just wondering.



 Posted: Tue Jan 11th, 2011 10:12 pm
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jbarrett-

  There were a small number of blacks who served as commissioned officers in the Civil War.

USCT and Commissioned Officers of African-American Descent

  Perhaps the most well known was Major (Dr.) Martin R. Delaney.

Martin Robinson Delany



 Posted: Wed Jan 12th, 2011 12:25 am
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You learn something new every day!

Thanks for the info.



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