United States Colored Troops Blog Series

by James Brookes

I recently wrote a series of blog posts on four regiments of the United States Colored Troops for the University of Nottingham’s A View from the Arts site. These pieces expand on previous work I have conducted on the regimental flags produced by the African American artist David B. Bowser, and are available at the following links:

The 3rd United States Colored Troops

The 22nd United States Colored Troops

The 24th United States Colored Troops

The 45th United States Colored Troops

David B. Bowser, ‘Rather die freemen than live to be slaves – 3rd Regt. US Colored Troops.’, photograph of regimental flag, Library of Congress, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cph.3a24166/

David B. Bowser, ‘Rather die freemen than live to be slaves – 3rd Regt. US Colored Troops.’, photograph of regimental flag, Library of Congress, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cph.3a24166/

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