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Reminiscences of My Life In Camp: One Black Woman's Civil War Memoir
     

Reminiscences of My Life In Camp: One Black Woman's Civil War Memoir

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by Suzie King Taylor, Brian Hunt, Warren Hunt
 
An Important Civil War Memoir

Suzie King Taylor made a remarkable journey from slavery to freedom through service with the first black regiment to fight for freedom in America's history.

Written toward the end of her life, her memories are not those of a battle veteran, though she helped care for plenty of shattered bodies, heard the guns, and saw

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An Important Civil War Memoir

Suzie King Taylor made a remarkable journey from slavery to freedom through service with the first black regiment to fight for freedom in America's history.

Written toward the end of her life, her memories are not those of a battle veteran, though she helped care for plenty of shattered bodies, heard the guns, and saw rebel soldiers at close range. At risk to her life and freedom, she served throughout the war as a teenage nurse.

Much More Than a Battle Story

Assigned as a laundress, she actually did very little laundering but instead played an important role in the care and spirits of black soldiers and their white commanders.

Her depth of feeling about the past and her passionate hopes for the future bring her writing to life. This is an important contribution to American history that is made available in this volume for the first time for e-readers.

Susie King Taylor (1848-1912) was an African American army nurse with the first black Union troops during the Civil War. She wrote the only memoir of an Afriacn-American woman who had experience with combat troops. She was also the first African American to teach in a school for former slaves in Georgia.

he Beauty in the Details

There is great beauty in some of the small details of Suzie King's recollections. She briefly ponders in amazement her ability to acclimate to the horrors of war.

"It seems strange how our aversion to seeing suffering is overcome in war, how we are able to see the most sickening sights, such as men with their limbs blown off and mangled by the deadly shells, without a shudder; and instead of turning away, how we hurry to assist in alleviating their pain, bind up their wounds, and press the cool water to their parched lips, with feelings only of sympathy and pity."

She also writes of her delight in becoming proficient at field-stripping, cleaning, and shooting a musket.

Her final chapter is an eloquent plea for civil rights and a recognition that emancipation's promise was still a distant goal.

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Product Details

BN ID:
2940016320939
Publisher:
Civil War eBooks
Publication date:
03/01/2013
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
933 KB

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Reminiscences of My Life In Camp: One Black Woman's Civil War Memoir 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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She climbed the tree, knowing that the squirrels were too distracted by their acorns to notice her. She stuck a paw on the hole, slicing ones neck, the other on slipped by her though. She jumped down, swearing at her carelessness.