Union Brig. Gen. Edward A. Wild

A fiery Massachusetts abolitionist, Union Brig. Gen. Edward A. Wild was unrepentant for the often harsh manner with which the black troops of his "African Brigade" treated slave owners and Confederate sympathizers during his counter-insurgency expeditions in Hampton Roads and North Carolina.

( Courtesy of the Library of Congress / February 20, 2014 )

A fiery Massachusetts abolitionist, Union Brig. Gen. Edward A. Wild was unrepentant for the often harsh manner with which the black troops of his "African Brigade" treated slave owners and Confederate sympathizers during his counter-insurgency expeditions in Hampton Roads and North Carolina.

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