African American Civil War Soldier: 1861

African American Civil War Soldier: 1861

Nicholas Biddle, an African American Union soldier, in uniform. According to data with the photograph at LOC, Nick Biddle of Pottsville, Pennsylvania was the first man wounded in the great American Rebellion. Photo taken in Baltimore, April 18, 1861 by photographer W. R. Mortimer. LOC original medium: photographic print on carte de visite mount.

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