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The Louisiana Native Guards was the first all-black military unit of the Union Army to see combat action during the Civil War. The more well known 54th Massachusetts Infantry is often credited with being the first black unit to see military action. However, the Louisiana Native Guard’s entry into combat preceded the 54th’s by a few months. Continue reading “The Louisiana Native Guards: 1st Black Military Unit To See Combat During The Civil War”