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USCT Reenactors

Reenactors of the African-American Civil War Museum in Washington, D.C., in period clothing, presumably portraying the wives and mothers of the United States Colored Troops, such as the ones who served in Knoxville. Advertisements

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Those black troops guarding Castle Fox

The thousands of free black men who served in the United States Colored Troops, as they were called, did not escape discrimination just because they were risking their lives serving the Union cause. Their only involvement in the Knoxville siege … Continue reading

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The U.S. Colored Troops

Soldiering Freedmen are a small part of the novel because they didn’t fight in the Battle of Fort Sanders, but were only on garrison guard duty. Particularly around the Knoxville jail, Castle Fox, which held some Confederate prisoners. But whereas … Continue reading

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