From 1861 to 1865, the bloody American Civil War pitted the Union against the Confederate States of America. The many battles that took place during the war saw both heroic actions and acts of brutality, culminating with the surrender of the Confederacy
at Appomattox Court House. Today we are knowledgeable about these events due to the many studies and the abundance of research that has been done surrounding the Civil War. However, the experiences and contributions of black soldiers have often been overlooked
in the wider narrative surrounding the Civil War.