The Won Cause: Black and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2011 - History - 282 pages
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In the years after the Civil War, black and white Union soldiers who survived the horrific struggle joined the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR)--the Union army's largest veterans' organization. In this thoroughly researched and groundbreaking study, Barba
  

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Gannon (military history, Univ. of Central Florida) presents an original and absorbing account of the ways black and white Union veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) created communities of ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
The World African Americans Made in the Grand Army of the Republic
13
The World Black and White Veterans Made Together
83
Brothers Ever We Shall Be Black and White Comradeship in the GAR
115
The Won Cause A Meaning for Their Suffering
143
All One that Day If Never Again The Final Days of the GAR
196
APPENDIX 1 African American GAR Posts
201
APPENDIX 2 Integrated GAR Posts
209
Notes
221
Bibliography
253
Index
271
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Barbara A. Gannon is assistant professor of military history at the University of Central Florida.

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