The Donald L. Logan Civil War Memorial Page

Illustration from Kurz & Allison
Fort Pillow Massacre, April 12, 1864
Public Domain illustration by Kurz and Allison (Chicago, 1885)

Donald L. Logan (1933-2013) was a longtime teacher in the Seattle Public School system who also became a businessman in the mid-1970s. Don Logan loved the history of the Civil War. He was proud of his ancestors who fought or otherwise played a role in this hugely important historical saga. His undergraduate training at the University of Washington, Seattle, focused on the Civil War and his M.A. thesis topic was on the role of Charles Francis Adams during and after the conflict. Later in his retirement, Don Logan expressed his admiration for the Civil War by endowing a Chair at the University of Washington, Seattle, in Nineteenth Century American History with an emphasis on the transformation of the nation because of that conflict. The friends of Donald L. Logan have established this memorial page on African Americans and the Civil War in his honor. This page gathers together all of the information on related to African Americans and the Civil War.

Donald L. Logan (1933-2013)


Political Activists

Bassett, Ebenezer D. (1833-1908)

Douglass, Frederick (1817-1895)

Gibbs, Jonathan (1827-1874)

Greenfield, Elizabeth Taylor (1819-1876)

Grimké, Charlotte Forten (1837-1914)

Jacobs, Harriet (c.1815-1897)

King, Horace (1807-1885)

Lafon, Thomy (1810-1893)

First South Carolina Volunteers Hear the Reading of the
Emancipation Proclamation near Beaufort, South Carolina, January 1, 1863
Courtesy Library of Congress

Langston, John Mercer (1829-1897)

Lowry, Henry Berry (c. 1846-1872)

Menard, John Willis (1838-1893)

Morris, Robert, Sr. (1823–1882)

Poindexter, James (1819-1907)

Remond, Charles Lenox (1810-1873)

Rock, John S. (1825-1866)

Smith, Joshua Bowen (1813-1879)

Taylor, Susan (Susie) Baker King (1848-1912)

Tubman, Harriet Ross (c. 1821-1913)


Company E, 4th U.S. Colored Infantry, Fort Lincoln, ca. 1864

Company E, 4th U.S. Colored Infantry, Fort Lincoln, ca. 1864

Detail, Courtesy Library of Congress (LC-DIG-cwpb-04294)

Commissioned Civil War Officers

Antoine, Caesar Carpenter (1836-1921)

Bertonneau, E. Arnold (1834-1912)

Boutelle, Frazier Augustus (1840-1924)

Callioux, Andrew (1820-1863)

Douglas, H. Ford (1831-1865)

Dunn, Oscar J. (ca. 1825-1871)

Delany, Martin Robison (1812-1885)

The Storming of Fort Wagner, July 11, 1863

Lithograph by Kurz and Allison, 1890

Matthews, William Dominick (ca. 1833-ca. 1910)

Morris, Morris W. / Lewis Morrison (1845-1906)

Smalls, Robert (1839-1915)

Tandy, Charleton (1836-1919)

Non-Commissioned Civil War Officers and Enlisted Men

Allensworth, Allen (1842-1914)

Smith, Andrew Jackson (1843-1932)

Bowlegs, Billy/Holata Micco (1810-1864)

Brisby, William H. (1831-1916)

Burdett, Dr. Samuel (1849- ? )

Carney, William H. (1840-1908)

Conna, John N. (1836-1921)

Downing, Henry Francis (1846-1928)

Fairfax, Alfred (c.1843– c.1916)

Fields, Green (1840-1914)

Harriet Tubman

Courtesy Library of Congress

Fleetwood, Christian Abraham (1840-1914)

George, Sugar T. (1827-1900)

Green, Henry Davis (1827-1911)

Hervey, Gilford P. (1836-1920)

Holmes, Benjamin M. (1846-1875)

Latimer, Lewis H. (1848-1928)

Lynch, John Roy (1847-1939)

Murphy, John Henry, Sr. (1840-1922)

Nash, Charles Edmund (1844-1913)

Pinchback, Pinckney Benton Stewart (1837-1921)

Pinn, Robert Alexander (1843-1911)

Rainey, Joseph Hayne (1832-1887)

Rawles, George Washington (1845–1922)

Turner, James Milton (1840-1915)

Simmons, William J. (1849-1890)

Walls, Josiah Thomas (1832–1905)

Civil War Era Physicians and Surgeons

Abbott, Anderson Ruffin (1837-1913)

Augusta, Alexander T. (1825-1890)

Boseman, Benjamin Anthony (1840-1881)

DeGrasse, John Van Surly (1825-1868)

Powell, William B., Jr. (1834-1915)

Civil War Era Chaplains

 The Emancipation Proclamation
The Emancipation Proclamation Image Ownership: Public Domain

Harrison, Samuel (1818-1900)

Revels, Hiram Rhoades (1827?–1901)

Turner, Henry McNeal (1834-1915)

Other Individuals Related to the Civil War

Church, Robert Reed, Sr. (1839-1912)

Minkins, Shadrach (1814?-1875)

Scott, Dred (1795-1858)

Roudanez, Louis Charles (1823-1890)

Rutling, Thomas (1854—1915)

Trévigne, Paul (1825-1908)

Whitfield, James Monroe (1822-1871)

Wiggins, Thomas “Blind Tom” (1849-1908)

Civil War Era Military Units

1st Kansas Colored Infantry (1862-1865)

1st Louisiana Native Guard, USA / Corps d’Afrique (1862-1863)

The United States Colored Troops (1863-1865)

1st Louisiana Native Guard, CSA (1861-1862)

First Indian Home Guard Regiment

Second Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry Regiment (1863-1865)


Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)

Opothleyahola’s Exodus to Kansas (Nov. 1861-Jan. 1862)

Port Royal Experiment (1862-1865)

 Susie King Taylor
Susie King Taylor, Image Ownership: Public Domain

Kansas State Colored Convention (1863)

Emancipation Day (August 4th)


Underground Railroad, The (1820-1861)

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (1865-1872)

National Equal Rights League (1864–1915) 

National Negro Convention Movement (1831-1864)


(1862) William C. Nell Speaks At The Crispus Attucks Commemoration, Boston

(1863) Frederick Douglass, Men of Color, To Arms!

(1863) J. Stanley, “A Tribute To A Fallen Black Soldier”

(1863) Rev. Jonathan C. Gibbs, “Freedom’s Joyful Day”

(1864) Arnold Bertonneau, “Every Man Should Stand Equal Before the Law”

(1864) Frederick Douglass On “The Mission Of The War”

(1865) Frederick Douglass, “What the Black Man Wants”

(1865) Henry Highland Garnet, “Let The Monster Perish”

(1865) Abraham Lincoln, “Second Inaugural Address”

 The Fort Pillow Massacre, 1854
The Fort Pillow Massacre, 1854 Image Courtesy of Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection

(1865) Abraham Lincoln, “Abraham Lincoln’s Last Public Address”

(1862) John S. Rock, “A Deep and Cruel Prejudice”

(1863) Angelina Grimké Weld “Address at the Women’s Loyal National League”


The Emancipation Proclamation

Cherokee Emancipation Proclamation (1863)

General William T. Sherman’s Special Field Order No. 15 (1865)

The Texas Emancipation Proclamation (1865)


African American History Bibliography Subjects

African American History in the West Bibliography Subjects

 Christian Fleetwood, Medal of Honor Recipient
Christian Fleetwood, Medal of Honor Recipient Image Courtesy of the Library of Congress


Documentary Films on – African American History – Subject


Camden Exhibition Sites (Arkansas)
Frederick Douglass House (District of Columbia)

Quindaro Ruins (Kansas)

Camp Nelson (Kentucky)

Harriet Beecher Stowe House (Maine)

Harriett Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument (Maryland)

Natchez National Cemetery (Mississippi)

Lincoln University (Missouri)

Old Courthouse (Missouri)

Underground Railroad Site at the Gerrit Smith Estate (New York)

Sherwood Equal Rights Historic District (New York)

Fort Pillow State Park (Tennessee)

 Unidentified Black Civil War Soldier & Family
Unidentified Black Civil War Soldier & Family Image Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Palmito Ranch Battlefield (Texas)

Ashton Villa (Texas)


Gilder Lehrman Museum (Connecticut)

African American Civil War Museum and Memorial (District of Columbia)

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (Ohio)

The Underground Railroad Museum at the Belmont Mansion (Pennsylvania)


African Americans in Medicine in the Civil War Era

Contraband Hospital, 1862-1863: Health Care For the First Freedpeople

Telling Secrets, Spying Freedom: A Novel Account of Mary Bowser’s Civil War Espionage

Juneteenth: The Growth of an African American Holiday (1865– )



Colored Troops in the American Civil War