Strangers in a Land of Strangers: Defining American in Times of Conflict
Civil War Military Service and the Claims of Citizenship

     The Civil War brought both opportunity and challenge to thousands of Americans faced with the choice to serve the Union or the Confederacy. For some groups, among them African Americans and the recently arrived Irish, the war offered a unique opportunity to further define a role for themselves in the Great American Experiment. For others, it frequently offered only conflict and broken promises.

Friends Meeting House, Race Street Above 15th

The Quaker Revival
Come and Join Us BrothersMen of Color…
Free Military School
The New War Song of the 69th Regiment
Interesting Course of Lectures…
69th Regiment and Highland Guards

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