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We’re working on publishing additional resources about Fort Negley’s laborers and USCT soldiers. In the mean time, below are several helpful organizations and sites:

Tennessee State Library and Archives, Landscape of Liberation: click here  to access the interactive map, “Landscape of Liberation: The African American Geography of Civil War Tennessee.” On the right sidebar, select “Fort Negley” from the “Zoom to African American Site” dropdown menu.

Tennessee State Library and Archives, Employment Rolls: click here to access the TN State Archives’s index to African Americans employed by the Union Army to built defensive forts in and around Nashville. The index is incomplete, but a good starting point.

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Nashville: click here to connect with genealogists specializing in African-American legacies in Nashville.