On January 5, 1862, Colonel Norwood P. Hallowell delivered his "The Negro as a Soldier in the War of the Rebellion" speech to the Military Historical Society of Massachusetts. In that speech, he described several Civil War battles in which African-American soldiers courageously fought and died for the Union. The speech was published and printed in 1897.
- What image of African-American soldiers did Colonel Norwood P. Hallowell create through his descriptions of their record in combat? Cite three specific phrases he included to paint this picture.
- Use evidence from the speech to explain Hallowell's purpose in delivering it and whether or not he achieved it.
Hallowell, Norwood P., "The Negro as a Soldier in the War of the Rebellion," pp. 7, 39-43, 1897. Courtesy of Library of Congress