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During the Civil War, African-Americans were not recruited as Union soldiers until the formation of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, the first military unit composed entirely of African-American soldiers. The idea of whether African-Americans could be recruited into the Union army was debated until the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863, which freed all the slaves in the south. The governor of Massachusetts, John A. Andrew, supported the recruitment of African-American soldiers, but after there was public debate about the fitness of African-American soldiers to command...

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