The Civil War

Fourmy, Signe
About this folder

During the Civil War thousands of formerly enslaved people sought freedom behind U.S. Army lines—some as soldiers and others as refugees. This collection brings together ads documenting the experiences of those who joined the U.S. Colored Troops, who followed Sherman’s Army across the South, and who sought verification of their service for military pension applications.


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