African American During The Civil War Essay
Around the year of 1863 of May, they union also recruited a man named “Nathanial Banks” to be the general. He ordered a plan that consisted of around 20 regiments, regiments that were split by infantry, artillery, cavalry, engineers and lastly local hospitals like in today’s army.
African Americans during the civil war received different treatment then Caucasians. First, as far as finances, African Americans received a three-dollar pay difference. African Americans were paid ten dollars a month verse Caucasians receiving thirteen-dollars a month. The three-dollar deduction was towards clothing as far as uniforms, but Caucasians didn’t have a deduction. Around the time of 1864, congress changed that policy to equal payment between the two eliminating the diversity of pay.
Secondly, if colored troops were captured by the confederates they received far more torture then troops that were Caucasians. The mistreatment and serve torture went too far. It went as far as the confederate congress issuing a threat towards union African Americans officers and enslave soldiers. In response to all of the occurrences, president Lincoln followed the threat by issuing out a following threat towards the confederates