A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 (Google eBook)

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Harper & Bros., 1887 - History - 353 pages
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I read a few pages hoping to find a great grand uncle Elijah Wilkins died 1865. will continue to read & research.
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