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AF31A. Private, U.S. Colored Troops, ca. 1863
Sixth-plate tintype


AF31. Union Sailor
Carte de visite by R.D. Ridgely, Baltimore, MD, ca. 1863

AF31B. William Demby, 4th U.S. Colored Troops

The son of a free Maryland woman and a slave, Demby enlisted in 1863 and died from battle wounds in March 1865.

AF31C. Certificate for the promotion of Demby to the rank of Corporal.

AF33. "The Gallant Charge of the Fifty Fourth Massachusetts Colored Regiment"
Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1863

AF33A. Col. Robert Gould Shaw, commander of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, killed leading his men in a charge at Fort Wagner, South Carolina, on July 18, 1863.

AF33B. "The old flag never touched the ground, boys." Sergt. William H. Carney, of Co. C. With the flag he saved at Wagner
Carney received the Medal of Honor for his participation in the Battle of Fort Wagner.


AF32. General Birney's Camp, Virginia
Panorama albumen photograph

AF33C. Flag of the 6th U.S. Colored Troops

AF33D. Color Sergeant of the 108th U.S. Colored Troops with the regimental standard.carte de visite, ca. 1864.

AF33E. "Jackson, As he appeared when he came into our lines.
Carte de visite, ca. 1864

AF33F. "As he appeared two weeks later." Jackson became a drummer for the 79th Infantry Regiment, U.S.C.T.
Carte de visite, ca. 1864

AF33G.Major Martin R. Dulaney, 104th U.S. Colored Troops
Dulaney is credited as being the first black staff officer in the United States military.

AF33H. First Sergeant, Company G, 77th U.S. Colored Troops
Carte de visite, ca. 1864

AF33J. Unidentified Union soldier and his wifePhotographs of black soldiers with their wives are very scarce; carte de visite, ca. 1864

AF33K. Private Jesse Keepson, Company F, 108th Infantry Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops
Carte de visite, ca. 1864

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