African American Soldiers in the Civil War – FamilySearch September 5, 2019

I noticed this recently on FamilySearch, but it links to an earlier article from August 26, 2019 –African American Soldiers in the Civil War – FamilySearch September 5, 2019:


African Americans have served in every modern conflict since the Revolutionary War. For those seeking information on their African American soldier ancestors, military records can be a treasure trove. Record collections on FamilySearch and other sites offer specific records for African American soldier units in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, biographies and Army Cavalry “Buffalo Soldiers” of the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War, and World Wars I and II.

Each conflict shaped the future, but perhaps none was as far-reaching for the future of African Americans than the American Civil War.


I posted about the earlier article African American Soldiers in the Civil War – FamilySearch August 26, 2019; original link

FamilySearch isn’t the only major genealogy company to do this, and many non-genealogy companies/websites have no problem doing the same thing. However, there are plenty of other items that could have been highlighted. For example, if they are wanting African Americans in the Civil War or serving in later wars, there are many new posts that would fit the bill. It’s like the various sites who go this route, especially if it’s a relatively new post they are re-using, it could be for any number of reasons.

If nothing else, ask or pay bloggers like me to create new content; I don’t charge much. In the above case, I might have done a post on William Carney, the first African American Medal of Honor recipient. Here’s a good blog post by another blogger on William Carney


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1 Response to African American Soldiers in the Civil War – FamilySearch September 5, 2019

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    That’s awesome

    Liked by 1 person

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