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Friday, February 28, 2014

THE BIRTH OF THE U.S.C.T.

Black regiments in the Union army no longer would carry state designations but instead would be called U.S. Colored Volunteers under a measure passed by Congress in February 1864 that finessed political sensibilities and military needs while protecting the black soldiers from mass unemployment when the war ended:

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