The National Park Service Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, names index identifies African American Troops, along with their regiments, regimental histories, and information on 384 major Civil War battles. Perform an online search of the National Park Service database which stores the names of over 6.3 million people.
The Library of Congress offers an extensive collection of documents and photos of the United States Colored Troops and African Americans in the Civil War.
The National Archives and Records Administration maintains the records of the Bureau of United States Colored Troops and has in its collection the military, pension and other records pertaining to the United States Colored Troops and African Americans in the Civil War.
This Chronology of Emancipation during the Civil War list important dates leading up to the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, as well as pertinent documents pertaining to emancipation.
Son of the South offers a comprehensive collection of Harper’s Weekly articles published during the Civil War.
Books Written by Soldiers who served with the USCT or collections of their writings:
1. A Grand Army of Black Men: Letters from African American Soldiers in the Union Army 1861-1865 edited by Edwin S Redkey, Albert Gelpi, Ross Posnock
2. Army Life in a Black Regiment by Thomas Higginson
3. The Black Phalanx by Joseph T. Wilson
4. A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 by George Washington Williams
5. Thank God My Regiment an African One: The Civil War Diary of Colonel Nathan W. Daniels Edited by C. P. Weaver
6. A Brave Black Regiment: The History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1863-1865 by Louis Emilio
Delany Group Reading List is a comprehensive list of primary and secondary sources for learning more about African American soldiers in the Civil War.