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Black Medical Personnel in the Civil War

At least 13 African Americans physicians served with the Union Army during the Civil War.  Three men were commissioned officers and ten served as contract surgeons (acting assistant surgeon).   Two of these men had attended medical school but had not yet graduated when they received their appointments as Acting Assistants Surgeons.  All of these men served with the Unites States Colored Troops or in various Freedman Hospitals, working with African American patients, or were involved in recruiting of U. S. Colored troops.

This topic was suggested by Dalyce Newby.


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