Army Life in a Black Regiment

Army Life in a Black Regiment

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by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
     
 

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This book records some of the adventures of the First South Carolina Volunteer Infantry, the first freed Black regiment mustered into the service of the United States during the Civil War. In 1862, Thomas Wentworth Higginson was commissioned as a Colonel to head the regiment. Army Life in a Black Regiment is Higginson's stirring account of his wartime experiences.

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This book records some of the adventures of the First South Carolina Volunteer Infantry, the first freed Black regiment mustered into the service of the United States during the Civil War. In 1862, Thomas Wentworth Higginson was commissioned as a Colonel to head the regiment. Army Life in a Black Regiment is Higginson's stirring account of his wartime experiences. Shaped by American Romanticism and imbued with Higginson's interest in both man and nature, the narrative ranges from detailed reports on daily life to a vivid description of the author's near escape from cannon fire to sketches that conjure up the beauty and mystery of the Sea Islands.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012158352
Publisher:
Cherry Lane Ebooks
Publication date:
02/02/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
461 KB

Meet the Author

Thomas Wentworth Higginson (December 22, 1823 – May 9, 1911) was an American Unitarian minister, author, abolitionist, and soldier. He was active in the American Abolitionism movement during the 1840s and 1850s, identifying himself with disunion and militant abolitionism. During the Civil War, he served as colonel of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, the first federally authorized African-American regiment, from 1862-1864. Following the war, Higginson devoted much of the rest of his life to fighting for the rights of freed slaves, women and other disenfranchised peoples.

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Army Life in a Black Regiment 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Me and my ife began to read this and were dissappointed at how garbled te writing was. Maybe i have a bad copy?
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This is an awesome historical account of history that was recorded while it was happening! Anyone who loves history or more precisely Civil War history will love this! I couldn't put it down!
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