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Photo Essay: The Civil War: Between the Battles

Taking Aim

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Photo: Library of Congress

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Taking Aim

By 1864, African-American regiments were serving on a wide variety of fronts for the Union. Two sharpshooters protect Northern positions in Dutch Gap, Virginia.

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