Civil War–Fighting For Freedom: Joseph O. Cross

(c) Connecticut Explored Inc. FALL 2003 Joseph O. Cross of Griswold served in the Twenty-ninth (Colored) Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry during 1864 and 1865. Though African Americans had served in American conflicts since before the Revolution, the first large-scale recruitment occurred during the Civil War, and even then, was hotly contested. According to Diana Ross … Continue reading Civil War–Fighting For Freedom: Joseph O. Cross