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4th U.S. Colored Infantry, Fort Lincoln, Washington, D.C., ca. 1864

Contributed by Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division through Maine Historical Society

This photograph in the collections of the Library of Congress shows Co. E, 4th U.S. Colored Infantry, at Fort Lincoln in Washington, D.C.

When blacks were allowed to serve in Union armies, all-black regiments were formed. The officers generally were white.

Other Information


  • Title: 4th U.S. Colored Infantry, Fort Lincoln, Washington, D.C., ca. 1864
  • Creator: Smith, William Morris
  • Creation Date: circa 1864
  • Subject Date: circa 1864
  • Town: Washington
  • State: DC
  • Media: digital image of glass negative
  • Local Code: LC-DIG-cwpb-04294; LC-B817- 7890 [P&P] LOT 4190-F
  • Object Type: Image

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