Category Archives: USCT

The Chaos of Emancipation

Written by Linda Barnickel, independent archivist and freelance writer It’s easy for us today to think that enslaved people during the Civil War era were held in bondage, and then all of a sudden, were not. Whether they ran away … Continue reading

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“Remember Fort Pillow”: The 150th Anniversary of the Fort Pillow Massacre

Today’s blog is written by Dr. Trichita M. Chestnut, Deputy Director Production Division of Data Processing at the National Declassification Center (NWD) at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland “…the black men who were killed at Fort Pillow…and elsewhere, … Continue reading

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