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The Colored Regulars in the United States Army   By: (1843-1924)

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THE COLORED REGULARS

IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY

With a Sketch of the History of the Colored American, and an Account of His Services in the Wars of the Country, from the Period of the Revolutionary War to 1899.

INTRODUCTORY LETTER FROM

Lieutenant General Nelson A. Miles Commanding the Army of the United States.

By CHAPLAIN T.G. STEWARD, D.D., Twenty fifth U.S. Infantry.

Philadelphia A.M.E. Book Concern, 631 Pine Street.

1904

[Illustration: Chaplain T.G. Steward, D.D.]

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

INTRODUCTORY.

CHAPTER I. SKETCH OF SOCIAL HISTORY.

The Importation of the Africans. Character of the Colored Population in 1860. Colored Population in British West Indian Possessions. Free Colored People of the South. Free Colored People of the North. Notes. 21

CHAPTER II. THE AMERICAN NEGRO AND THE MILITARY SPIRIT.

Early Literature of Negro Soldiers. Negro Soldiers in the War of the Revolution. The War of 1812. Negro Insurrections. Negro Troops in the Civil War. Notes. 57

CHAPTER III. THE BLACK REGULARS OF THE ARMY OF INVASION IN THE SPANISH WAR.

Organization of Negro Regiments in the Regular Army. First Movement in the War. Chickamauga and Tampa. Notes. 84

CHAPTER IV. BRIEF SKETCH OF SPANISH HISTORY. 107

CHAPTER V. PASSAGE, LANDING, AND FIRST BATTLE IN CUBA.

The Tenth Cavalry at Guasimas. The "Rescue of the Rough Riders." Was there an Ambush? Notes. 116

CHAPTER VI. THE BATTLE OF EL CANEY.

The Capture of the Stone Fort by the Twenty fifth Infantry. 150

CHAPTER VII. SAN JUAN.

Cavalry Division: The Ninth and Tenth Regiments. Kent's Division: The Twenty fourth Infantry. Forming under fire. A Gallant Charge. 191

CHAPTER VIII. SAN JUAN (Continued).

Kent's Division. The Twenty fourth Infantry. Forming Under Fire. A Gallant Charge. 208

CHAPTER IX. THE SURRENDER AND AFTERWARDS.

In the Trenches. The Twenty fourth in the Fever Camp. Are Negro Soldiers Immune? Camp Wikoff. 220

CHAPTER X. REVIEW AND REFLECTIONS.

Gallantry of the Black Regulars. Diary of Sergeant Major E.L. Baker, Tenth Cavalry. 236

CHAPTER XI. THE COLORED VOLUNTEERS.

The Ninth Ohio Battalion. Eighth Illinois. Twenty third Kansas. Third North Carolina. Sixth Virginia. Third Alabama. The Immunes. 282

CHAPTER XII. COLORED OFFICERS.

By Captain Frank R. Steward, A.B., LL.B., Harvard, 49th U. S. Volunteer Infantry. 299

APPENDIX. 328

PREFACE.

The material out of which the story of the COLORED REGULARS has been constructed has been collected with great pains, and upon it has been expended a serious amount of labor and care. All the movements of the Cuban campaign, and particularly of the battles, have been carefully studied by the aid of official reports, and conversations and correspondence with those who participated in them. The work has been performed with an earnest desire to obtain and present the truth, hoping that the reader will be inspired by it to a more profound respect for the brave and skilled black men who passed through that severe baptism of fire and suffering, contributing their full share to their country's honor.

It is also becoming in this place to mention with gratitude the encouragement given by the War Department both in granting me the time in which to do the work, and also in supplying me with documents and furnishing other facilities. By this enlightened course on the part of the Department great aid has been given to historical science, and, incidentally, very important service rendered to the cause of freedom and humanity... Continue reading book >>




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