Make Way for Liberty: Wisconsin African Americans in the Civil War


Jeff Kannel
Published: 2020
312 Pages, Illustrations
Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Dimensions: 6 x 9 in
ISBN-13: 9780870209468

Hundreds of African American soldiers and regimental employees represented Wisconsin in the Civil War. And yet, if they are mentioned at all, it is with merely a sentence or two. The emphasis will be that they were small in numbers. That they all were from slaveholding states and served as substitutes for Wisconsin draftees. (continued below)

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