Civil War Series
1:34 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

The Black Soldier

In part 91 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson argues that just as the black man played a central part in causing the war, so did he play a major role in determining its outcome. One of many major contributions the black soldier made occurred on July 18, 1863 at Fort Wagner.

Lithograph of the storming of Ft. Wagner

A black soldier's contributions on July 18, 1863 at Fort Wagner