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U.S. Time Periods » 1850-1877: Civil War & Reconstruction

The Fight for Equal Rights: Black Soldiers in the Civil War

provides a lesson that uses primary documents such as the Emancipation Proclamation. This lesson correlates to the National History Standards and the National Standards for Civics and Government. It also has cross-curricular connections with history, government, and language arts. (National Archives and Records Administration)

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Sgt. Henry Stewart, Company E, 54th Massachusetts Infantry.  Courtesy of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston

Sgt. Henry Stewart

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