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African American soldiers -- History -- 19th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

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John W.M. Appleton (1832-1913), Soldier, Civil War Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0092
Overview John W. M. Appleton (1833-1913) was an officer in the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, the Union's first regiment of African American soldiers, during the Civil War. Appleton's letters to his wife, memoirs, military records, and other materials provide a detailed account of his military service with this regiment, including the daily operations and activities of his company, troop movements and engagements, and the challenges facing black troops. Appleton also drew detailed sketches in his...
Dates: 1861-1913; Majority of material found within 1863-1864