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Army Life in a Black Regiment

Army Life in a Black Regiment by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
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These pages record some of the adventures of the First South Carolina Volunteers, the first slave regiment mustered into the service of the United States during the late civil war. It was, indeed, the first colored regiment of any kind so mustered, except a portion of the troops raised by Major-General Butler at New Orleans. These scarcely belonged to the same class, however, being recruited from the free colored population of that city, a comparatively self-reliant and educated race. (From the text)

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ARMY LIFE IN A BLACK REGIMENT

Thomas Wentworth Higginson

(1823 1911)

Originally published 1869

Reprinted, 1900, by Riverside Press

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1 Introductory

CHAPTER 2 Camp Diary

CHAPTER 3 Up the St. Mary's

CHAPTER 4 Up the St. John's

CHAPTER 5 Out on Picket

CHAPTER 6 A Night in the Water

CHAPTER 7 Up the Edisto

CHAPTER 8 The Baby of the Regiment

CHAPTER 9 Negro Spirituals

CHAPTER 10 Life at Camp Shaw

CHAPTER 11 Florida Again?

CHAPTER 12 The Negro as a Soldier

CHAPTER 13 Conclusion

APPENDIX

A. Roster of Officers B. The First Black Soldiers C. General Saxton's Instructions D. The Struggle for Pay E. Farewell Address

Index

Chapter 1. Introductory

These pages record some of the adventures of the First South Carolina Volunteers, the first slave regiment mustered into the service of the United States during the late civil war. It was, indeed, the first colored regiment of any kind so mustered, except a portion of the troops raised by Major General Butler at New Orleans... Continue reading book >>


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