Photo: Civil War veterans, 1935
Addison N. Scurlock, photographer
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Over 200,000 black men served in the U.S. Army during the Civil War. Another 19,000 served in the Navy. Black women could not formally join the Army but served as nurses, spies and scouts for the Union.
Nearly 40,000 black soldiers died over the course of the war. Most of these deaths (~75%) were due to infection or disease. 

Photo: Civil War veterans, 1935

Addison N. Scurlock, photographer

Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Over 200,000 black men served in the U.S. Army during the Civil War. Another 19,000 served in the Navy. Black women could not formally join the Army but served as nurses, spies and scouts for the Union.

Nearly 40,000 black soldiers died over the course of the war. Most of these deaths (~75%) were due to infection or disease.