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Two years into the Civil War, the Union League of Philadelphia worked with author and publisher, Henry Carey Baird, to release this pamphlet, General Washington and General Jackson, on Negro Soldiers. It highlights the distinguished service of soldiers of African descent who fought under General Washington during the Revolutionary War to persuade those who doubted their capacity for bravery and valor. The author argues that “no one can be so blind as not to see that the triumph of the Confederacy would insure the overthrow of national liberty,” and that prejudices against soldiers of African descent are unfounded. 

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  • General Washington and General Jackson, on Negro Soldiers
    Written by Henry Carey Baird; Published by Henry Carey Baird and the Union League of Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1863
    Paper, Ink
    Museum of the American Revolution, 2003.01.267

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