Cannon Fodder

$200.00

Description

Abraham Lincoln did reach the conclusion that black soldiers in the Union army were a military necessity. Black troops fought bravely at the failed attack on Fort Wagner but were poorly used by white commanders who put them into impossible tactical situations, 256 black soldiers were slaughtered from the Massachusetts 54th, and only 12 confederate soldiers were killed.

The small plaque on the frame reads; Abraham Lincoln did reach the conclusion that black soldiers in the Union army was a military necessity. Black troops fought bravely at the failed attack on Fort Wagner but were poorly used by white commanders who put them into impossible tactical situations, 256 black soldiers were slaughtered from the Massachusetts 54th, and only 12 confederate soldiers were killed.

Giclee Canvas print, Size 27″ x 23″  Without frame

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