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The Opium-addicted Pistol Toting Preacher Who Raised the First Federal African American Union Troops

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WILLIAM BURTCH

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DONNA BURTCH

THERE IS HISTORY...AND THERE IS TRUTH

William Gould “W.G.” Raymond

An ordained abolitionist white officer is appointed by President Lincoln to recruit the first federal African American Union Army troops after the Emancipation Proclamation. Hundreds of courageous Black men and former slaves come forth in early May, 1863, only to be forever erased from War Department records. This, seemingly due to a perceived slight and overstep…

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