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Items pertaining to the 3rd Regiment, Louisiana Native Guards. [Decimalized .01-.04]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08474 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Header Record Date: 19 February 1863-3 March 1863 Pagination: 4 items

Background Information: The Louisiana Native Guards, an African American Regiment, entered the Civil War as a militia group in support of the Confederacy. Following the 1862 fall of New Orleans, officers and soldiers ...from the militia unit combined to form the Guards, becoming the first officially-sanctioned African American regiment in the Union Army.See More


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryAfrican American TroopsAfrican American HistoryConfederate States of AmericaFreemen

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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