In the Aftermath of 'Glory': 
African American Soldiers & Sailors from Annapolis Maryland, 1863-1918

Maryland State Archives: Documents for the Classroom
350 Rowe Boulevard
Annapolis, MD 21401

Purpose: To examine what happens to African American soldiers & sailors who survive the Civil War by tracing their careers through public and private records. The packet includes maps, contemporary accounts, census records, court records, and Federal Pension files. The packet relates the soldiers to the efforts to expand and then restrict the suffrage (the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and subsequent attempts to incorporate grandfather clauses into state law), and ends with the voting rights cases of 1915 before the U.S. Supreme Court, one of which involved a Civil War sailor from Annapolis who died in 1918.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Black Civil War Soldiers Collection)
Thought to be a photograph of William F. Murphy (on right),
founder and publisher of the Baltimore Afro-American. MSA SC 2432-1-1.

The Documents for the Classroom series of the Maryland State Archives was designed and developed by Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse and Dr. M. Mercer Neale and was prepared with the assistance of R. J. Rockefeller, Lynne MacAdam, Leigh Bond, Matt Brown, Laura Lisy, and other members of the Archives staff. MSA SC 2221-08. Publication no. 1727.

For further inquiries, please contact Dr. Papenfuse at:
Phone: MD toll free 800-235-4045 or (410) 260-6403.

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