Into the Fire (1861-1896)

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Into the Fire (1861-1896)

Into the Fire (1861-1896)

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Recalling the years 1861-96, which include the Civil War.

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Recalling the years 1861-96, which include the Civil War, end of slavery and Reconstruction. During the Civil War, many slaves fled plantations and joined the United States Colored Troops. After the war, ex-slaves worked to build new lives for themselves.

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