In September of 1862, Cincinnati was gripped by fear that an advancing Confederate force would soon invade the city. In response, thousands of men were called to defend the city. Among them were many African-American residents who became known as “The Black Brigade of Cincinnati.” These men served honorably in building defenses for the exposed city and were among the very first African-Americans to serve for the Union during the Civil War. More info: 513-369-4450
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