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
Credit en.wikipedia.org

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