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70,000 Volunteers lost their lives.
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I think about 200,000.There maybe more.
By mid -1862 the Union Army was dealing with declining white volunteers the escalating former slave numbers and the growing personnel needs of the Army, which pressured th…e Government to overturn an imposed ban on black enlisted men stemming from a 1792 federal law prohibiting the arming of Negroes for service. Once this ban was lifted black soldiers served gallantly for the Union in predominantly supporting roles that sustain an army in the form of Carpenters, chaplains, guards, laborers, steamboat pilots, surgeon and teamsters. Black women also served, although they could not enlist, in the Army as nurses, spies and scouts. The most famous of which was Harriet Tubman.
African Americans fought both on the front lines as soldiers and behind the scenes as labor workers. Former slaves played an important role in the North's victory.
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because they were not cool
They thought that if African Americans got drafted they wouldn't have any slaves to work for the slave owners.
because they opposed slavery
African Americans could not join until after the Emancipation Proclamation.
They were fighting to end slavery.
Because they had to do something with all the liberated slaves. In the beginning, they just used them for menial work around the army camps. But eventually they saw the point …of putting them in uniform, partly because it would give promotion to a lot of the white men in the ranks.
In the beginning of the war, yes. Both the Union and Confederate sides originally were made up of volunteers. Yet, as the war dragged along, both sides drafted. Get mor…e results from the past 24 hours
So many African Americans fought on the union side because the south had slavery, and because some - but very few - slave owners treated there slaves like clay pigeons on a sh…otgun range. The African Americans wanted to free the slaves and live a better life. But, a lot of African Americans fought on the rebel side as well. So don't believe anyone when they tell you the southerners were vicious bloodthirsty slave owners. Some rebel army's were made of about 70% slaves. Hope it helps. Have a good day, by.
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68,178 Union colored soldiers were killed or wounded during the Civil War, 2,751 of which were shot, stabbed, or exploded to death. The rest either died of disiese, starvaton,… drowning, were captured, ore lost to other causes.