Let's not forget the Buffalo Soliders: The nickname was acquired during the Indian Wars, but all-black units fought in several American wars until the armed forces were desegregated. Pictured here is the 10th Calvary.
A portrait of Jarena Lee, the first African American woman to publish an autobiography. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “10 Famous African Americans in 17th & 18th Century History.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/10-notable-african-americans-in-17th-18th-century-history.html
ca. 1860-70’s, [carte de visite portrait of a casually posed gentleman, escaped from slavery. Inscription on verso reads “Lewis, who came from the south with Langhorn 1863”], D. Hinkle via Cowan’s Auctions