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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Collection of miscellaneous Civil War-era newspapers
|Broadside recruiting African Americans for military service
|Color recruitment broadside depicting a Union soldier holding a United States flag with an attached banner declaring "Freedom to the Slave." In the background on one side, African American troops march holding a United States flag bearing the words "U. S. Regt. Colored Troops." On the other side, African Americans walk into a public school. The Union man stands on a Confederate flag, while a slave tears the flag in half. A broken set of shackles lay in the foreground. On verso, a printed statement declares "All SLAVES were made FREEMEN BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, JANUARY 1st, 1863. Come, then, able-bodied COLORED MEN, to the nearest United States Camp, and fight for the STARS AND STRIPES." Docketed by Harriet E. Shafer and May S. Scott, both of Michigan. Contains several torn creases.
|Civil War Military History American Flag African American History African American Troops Recruitment Music Slavery Emancipation Education John Brown Union Forces
|The American Civil War; Slavery & Abolition; African Americans; Education
|American Civil War Newspapers and Magazines
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945