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Updated February 11, 2018

US Military and Naval Officers Who Opposed Slavery


Some prominent Union military and naval commanders and officers were opposed to slavery.  During the course of the Civil War, a number of these officers were involved in activities helping slaves and former slaves.  The following is a partial list.

 

Frémont, John C., Major General, US Army

 

Howard, Oliver Otis, Major General, US Army

 

Hunter, David Dard, Major General, US Army

 

Patterson, Daniel, US Naval Commander

 

Ross, George T., Colonel, US Army

 

Shaw, Robert Gould, Colonel, 54 Massachusetts Infantry, U.S. Colored Troops, US Army

 

Slocum, Henry Warner, Major General, US Army

 

Thomas, Lorenzo, Major General, US Army

 

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