Local group shows why black soldiers fought on both sides during Civil War

A little more than a year ago, Walter Anderson began researching the Buffalo Soldiers.

He was interested in learning more about his black heritage, and the famed first professional all-black army units established by Congress in 1866 seemed like a good place to start.

However, as Anderson surfed the Web and read through history books, he realized the involvement of black soldiers predated the legislation passed by Congress.

Blacks had fought in the Civil War on the side of the Union — and, as he learned, on the side of the Confederacy.

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