By the end of the Civil War, nearly 200,000 African-American men (mostly former slaves) had made a critical contribution to the victory of the Union by serving in the Army and Navy of the United States. The Library offers students, genealogists, and historians one of the nationï¿½s leading collections of military rosters, regimental histories, and general works on the service and accomplishments of African-American Civil War veterans.
General Historical Narratives
Ohio African American Troops
Cincinnati and the Civil War
Need more suggestions? Contact the Genealogy and Local History Department by phone (513-369-6905) or email
and a reference librarian will be happy to assist you.