US Colored Troops
The Civil War affected the African
American community in central Pennsylvania in many ways. Confederate
invasions caused upheaval in all communities as free citizens,
former fugitive slaves, and "contrabands," slaves who
fled north as Union troops liberated their homes, scrambled to
get away from advancing rebels who they feared would capture them
and take them south into slavery.
These pages will document the varied contributions of African Americans to the war effort in central Pennsylvania.
Burial Sites and Pennsylvania Connections for African American Troops:
State and misc.
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