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What did African Americans do during the US Civil War?

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December 12, 2014 5:18PM

The Emancipation Proclamation stated that African-American men willing to fight "will be received into the armed service of the United States." After the Emancipation Proclamation, blacks rushed to joined the Union Army. At the end of the war, there were nearly 180,000 black soldiers in the Union Army.