More than 180,000 Black Americans fought for the Union during the Civil War, and their actions were vital to the Union Victory. In commemoration of Black History Month, Todd Arrington, site manager of James A. Garfield National Historic Site, discusses the history, importance, and experiences of Black Union soldiers during the Civil War.

Our Civil War series continues next month at noon on Wednesday, March 9. The topic will be Jewish Americans and their Civil War experience. The talk is free to attend and open to all. Registration is required, and you can sign up on our website.

By the way, if you’re interested in Civil War history, several talks in our series can be viewed online in their entirety, including: