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The Second Louisiana. May 27th, 1863 / By George H. Boker.

The colored volunteer

Arthur Showell

Men of color, to arms! Now or never!

Men of color to arms! To arms! Now or never.

Men of color! To arms! To arms! Now or never.

"A guard of colored soldiers"

United States soldiers at Camp "William Penn" Philadelphia, PA [graphic]: "Rally round the flag, boys! Rally once again, shouting the battle cry of freedom" / P.S. Duval & Son. Lith. Cor. 5th & Minor St. Phila.

United States soldiers at Camp "William Penn" Philadelphia, PA

Storming of Missionary Ridge.

Official first day of issue. Honoring Salem Poor, Gallant Soldier, distinguished patriot of Bunker Hill, Valley Forge and White Plains. [graphic]

Colored man is no slacker [graphic].

[Peace Jubilee parade, military men marching along North Broad Street near Columbia Avenue, Philadelphia.]

[All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors in West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia]

[All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors in West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia]

[All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors in West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia]

24th Regiment, U[nited] S[tates] C[olored] T[roops] at Camp William Penn

Battle of Olustee, Fla. [graphic] : Feby 26' 1864 - Union: (Gen. Seymour) 8' U.S., 54" Mass., 1' N.C. Col'r T[roop]. Loss: 193 k'd, 1175 'd, 460 miss'g - Conf. (Gen. Finnegan) Loss: Abt 660.

Some of our brave colored boys who helped free Cuba. [graphic].

Journey of a slave from plantation to the battlefield. [graphic].

All slaves were made freemen. By Abraham Lincoln, president of the United States, January 1st, 1863. Come, then, able-bodied colored men, to the nearest United States camp, and fight for the stars and stripes. [graphic].

The gallant charge of the Fifty Fourth Massachusetts (Colored) Regiment

The gallant charge of the Fifty Fourth Massachusetts (Colored) Regiment [graphic] : On the rebel works at Fort Wagner, Morris Island near Charleston, July 18th 1863, and death of Colonel Robt. G. Shaw.

Soldiers Home in the city of Philadelphia. This certifies that [Charles Macalester] having contributed the sum of [fifty] dollars is constituted a [life] member of the Soldiers Home. Philada. [graphic]/ Drawn by Stephen H. [sic] Ferris; Engraved by John S

Tobias Gilmore House, Raynham, 1781-1918. "Toby" Gilmore, born in Africa, was a patriot of the American Revolution. [graphic].

[The scourged back]

"Nick Biddle" [graphic] : Of Pottsville, Pa., the first man wounded in the Great American Rebellion, "Baltimore, April 18, 1861."

Charge of the colored troops  - San Juan. [graphic].

Raw recruits, or, Abraham's daughter. / As sung with great applause by Bryants Minstrels of New York. ; Words by Charley Fox, ; arranged by W.L. Hobbs.

A distinguished arrival. [graphic] : Negro soldier - "Hi dar! Show dis ole lady a room - one wid a closet to put dis yar skelle in tum in!"

A distinguished arrival.

The shackle broken - by the genius of freedom [graphic] / Lith. & Print. by E. Sachse & Co.

True blue [graphic].

Enlistment of Sickles brigade [graphic].

Washington crossing the Delaware. Evening previous to the Battle of Trenton Decr. 25th 1776

[Building of the Supervisory Committee for Recruiting Colored Troops, 1210 Chestnut Street, Nov. 1864]

[George Washington crossing the Delaware]

The battle at Bunker's Hill near Boston June 17, 1775

"Your plan and mine." [graphic]

[Building of the Supervisory Committee for Recruiting Colored Troops, 1210 Chestnut Street, Nov. 1864]

The Fifteenth Amendment. Celebrated May 19th 1870. [graphic] / From an original design by James C. Beard.

The military and historical portrait group of the officers of the Third North Carolina U. S. V. Infantry in the war with Spain, commanded by Colonel James H. Young. The first negro regiment ever organized and entirely officered by colored men.

The result of the Fifteenth Amendment, and the rise and progress of the African race in America and its final accomplishment, and celebration on May 19th A.D. 1870. [graphic]

Heroes of the colored race