Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

7/7/2011

Black seaman’s 1861 heroics recalled in new film

ALBANY, N.Y. — The Union’s first black hero of the Civil War wasn’t one of the African-American soldiers of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, famously depicted in the 1989 film “Glory,” but rather a merchant ship’s cook who took up arms to prevent being sold into slavery after a Confederate raider captured his vessel. for more click here

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