Richmond's infamous home for Union officers during much of the Civil War, Libby Prison (courtesy Library of Congress).

Men of company E, 4th U.S. Colored Infantry.

J. Matthew Gallman receiving his book prize award from Gary W. Gallagher and Elizabeth Varon on October 28, 2016 in Charlottesville, VA.

Drs. Gary Gallagher, Thavolia Glymph, Edward Ayers, and Elizabeth Varon discuss the current state of Civil War history at our Inaugural Event, Friday, October 16, 2015

Family tent life near Fort Slocum, Washington DC, 1861

Federal soldiers at Petersburg, August 1864

Nau Center Blog

By: Sarah Anderson

Approximately 180,000 African-American men enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War. In our first pass through the compiled military service records at the National Archives, we have discovered that 233 of these men were born in Albemarle... [read more]