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Thursday, December 08, 2011
"Why do so few blacks study the Civil War?"
More from The Atlantic's new Civil War issue. . . anarticle by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Members of Company E, Fourth U.S. Colored Infantry Regiment, pictured at Fort Lincoln, in Maryland. The regiment, which was organized in Baltimore after the war broke out, lost nearly 300 men. (Library of Congress)