Of all the African Americans who fought for the Union, only about 100 entered or became commissioned officers. These included doctors and chaplains such as 20th USCT Chaplain George W. LeVere and 26th USCT Chaplain Benjamin F. Randolph. Note: Flag of 34 stars. 4 rows of 7 stars, 1 row of 6. Lincoln refused to remove stars of the breakaway states.
The image of the 26th USCT on parade at Camp Penn is based on a larger National Archives photo on the Athens-Clarke County Library's Guide to African American History's Civil War, Reconstruction and Jim Crow web page at