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A History of Service

Historian links local WWII veteran to Civil War hero

November 11, 2012
By LEVI PASCHER , The Leader Herald

GLOVERSVILLE - In 1864, Bruce Anderson, a black man, enlisted in Gloversville to serve as a private in the Union Army. Fighting with the 142nd New York Infantry Group K in the Civil War, one of the few mixed-race regiments of the time, he distinguished himself as a hero and earned a medal.

 
 

 

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