Posts Tagged by union army

The Emancipation Proclamation Text

The Emancipation Proclamation January 1, 1863 A Transcription By the President of the United States of America: A Proclamation. Whereas, on the twenty-second day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, a proclamation was issued by the President of the United States, containing, among other things, the following, […] more

Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

“No man can be truly free whose liberty is dependent upon the thought, feeling and action of others, and who has himself no means in his own hands for guarding, protecting, defending and maintaining that liberty”. Free e- book Life and Times of Frederick Douglass Written by himself Hartford, Connecticut: Park Publishing, Co. 1881. Life […] more

“Another Word to Colored Men”

Source: Douglass Monthly, April 1863   Let me sound once more the trump of war. We should have blast on blast from that trumpet, till thrilled with its notes every brave black men of the North, capable of bearing arms, shall come forth, clad in complete steel, ready to make the twin monsters, slavery and […] more

“Why Should a Colored Man Enlist?”

Source: Frederick Douglass, Douglass’ Monthly, April 1863 This question has been repeatedly put to us while raising men for the 54th Massachusetts regiment during the past five weeks, and perhaps we cannot at present do a better service to the cause of our people or to the cause of the country than by giving a […] more

Recruiting African American soldiers for the Union Army

“The War for the Union, whether men so call it or not, is a war for Emancipation” Since the beginning of the Civil War in 1861, Douglass began advocating for the inclusion of black soldiers in the Union Army. He believed that fighting for the Union was fighting for the freedom of the black man […] more

“Fighting Rebels With Only One Hand”

“Fighting Rebels With Only One Hand” was originally published in Douglass’ Monthly, September 1861. What on earth is the matter with the American Government and people? Do they really covet the world’s ridicule as well as their own social and political ruin? What are they thinking about, or don’t they condescend to think at all? […] more