The Emancipation Proclamation turned on the manpower spigot for the new black regiments forming at various locations in the United States. Since only whites could serve as officers in those regiments, many white soldiers sought higher status and pay by lobbying for commissions in the new units. Even discharged soldiers got in on the act. […]
The Weekender, Feb. 23-25: Why, it's practically shorts weather!
United by friendship, love, and blood: Winter Camp in Maine