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Union victory came at a cost to African American volunteers about how many unions 180000 African American volunteers lost their lives during the war?

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What percent of the union army was African American?

Of the 2,5 million men who served in the Union army in the civil war; a total of 186,000 were African Americans. (about 7%)    About 36,000 died.   The Medal of Hon

Why did the union accept african americans as soldiers?

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

Why did so many African Americans fight in the civil war on the union side?

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