Book giveaway – Faces of the Civil War

Attention Civil War buffs and students of African American history: We’re giving away a signed set of Ronald Coddington’s Faces of the Civil War books! That’s three books, Faces of the Civil War, Faces of the Confederacy, and African American Faces of the Civil War, for the answer to one simple question. The question is below, and the first person to post the correct answer in comments wins.

Good luck!

Q: Name the prominent black nationalist and first African American field officer who said to President Abraham Lincoln, “I propose, sir, an army of blacks, commanded by black officers.”