Feeling Toward Colored Troops

Feeling Toward Negro troops     I am happy to say that the feeling toward these colored regiments, throughout the army, is undergoing the most rapid and extraordinary changes.  Soldiers – that only a few months, nay, weeks ago  — we would have flown into a furious passion at the bare idea of a black man carrying a musket like themselves, now say, “Oh, if you are going to give them white officers, that is another affair altogether.”   — Corr. N.Y. Tribune

(Liberator, April 3, 1863, pg 3)