Veterans Day: Notable African-American Soldiers

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  • Lewis Martin
  • Nurse Susie King Taylor
  • The Union Army
  • Buffalo Soldiers
  • Tuskegee Airmen
  • Corporal Freddie Stowers
  • Staff Sergeant Clifford Chester Sims
  • General Colin Powell
  • Colonel Margaret Bailey
  • Veterans Day
  • Crispus Attucks

The Union Army

Approximately 180,000 Blacks made up 163 units in the Union Army, the land force that fought for the Union in the Civil War. They made up about 10 percent of those enlisted in the Union Army. About 1/3 of them lost their lives fighting for an end to slavery.

 (Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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