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13, December 2009

From the Collections—Officer’s Uniform of Lt. William Harvey Smith, 1890-1898

African American soldiers made significant military contributions while fighting for the Union during the Civil War. After the war, the U.S. Army created four black regiments—the 24th and 25th Infantry and the 9th and 10th Cavalry—as part of the Regular Army. Read more »