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African American recruits taking the cars for Murfreesboro, Tennessee to join the Federal Army

This engraving features African Americans being guided onto a troop train headed for Murfreesboro where their wish to join the Federal Army will be granted. This illustration appeared in Frank Leslie's post-war volume "The Soldier in Our Civil War" (which has a number of editions), but it most probably premiered in "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper" during the actual conflict.

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Title: African American recruits taking the cars for Murfreesboro, Tennessee to join the Federal Army

Notes:

Original source: 'The Soldier in Our Civil War: a pictorial history of the conflict 1861-1865, illustrating the valor of soldiers as displayed on the battlefield.'

Stanley Bradley, 1893

Leslie, Frank (1821-1880)

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