Union Lieutenant Matthews

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Lieutenant William D. Matthews, born a slave, ran a restaurant in Kansas with Susan B. Anthony’s brother.  That restaurant was the head station of the Underground Railroad.  After a life of helping slaves find freedom, he joined the fight officially as the first commissioned artillery officer for the Union.  Velvet shoulder patches and sash, along with the stripe on his pants, identify this officer of the artillery and freedom fighter.

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Lieutenant William D. Matthews, born a slave, ran a restaurant in Kansas with Susan B. Anthony’s brother.  That restaurant was the head station of the Underground Railroad.  After a life of helping slaves find freedom, he joined the fight officially as the first commissioned artillery officer for the Union.  Velvet shoulder patches and sash, along with the stripe on his pants, identify this officer of the artillery and freedom fighter.

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