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Which statement about African-American soldiers in the Union Army during the Civil War is accurate?

A

Unlike white soldiers, they faced being pressed back into slavery or outright execution if captured.

B

African-American units were commanded by soldiers promoted from within their ranks.

C

The primary role of African-American units was serving in combat.

D

They were eligible to be drafted, and tens of thousands joined unwillingly.

E

The number of African-American soldiers overall was very small, and they played an insignificant role in the war effort overall.

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