New York State Archives, NYSA_13775-83_USCT_0031_1230_Towns_Jasper
A muster roll for Jasper Yowns of the U.S. Colored Troops, Civil War, 1865.
This is a combat record for a soldier. Why would it be important to have these types of records?
Is this an enlistment paper for the Confederacy or the Union? Why do you think that?
How do you think people felt when African Americans were fighting in the Civil War? Why would these opinions vary?
There are some very-well-known African American regiments of the Civil War. Choose one New York regiment and research its actions. Use the website listed below and others you may find. http://www.civilwararchive.com/unionny.htm
Math: If 36,000 African Americans out of 178,975 total soldiers died, what percentage of African American soldiers died in the Civil War?
Science: What were some common non-combat killers during the Civil War?
English Language Arts: Create a poster recruiting African Americans to the Union cause.
Bellerophon Books and Alan Archambault. Black Soldiers in the Civil War Coloring Book. Bellerophon Books, 1995. ISBN: 0883882027.
Black, Wallace B. Slaves to Soldiers: African American Fighting Men in the Civil War. New York: F. Watts, 1998. ISBN: 0531202526.
Collier, James Lincoln. With Every Drop of Blood. New York: Delacorte Press, 1994. ISBN: 0385320280, 0440219833 (pbk.).
Hansen, Joyce. Which Way Freedom? New York: Walker, 1986. ISBN: 0802766234, 0802766366.
Taylor, Susie King. A Black Woman’s Civil War Memoirs: Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33rd U.S. Colored Troops, Late 1st South Carolina Volunteers. New York: M. Wiener Pub., 1988. ISBN: 0910129851.