The Battle of New Market Heights: Freedom Will Be Theirs by the Sword [NOOK Book]

Overview

In the predawn darkness of September 29, 1864, black Union soldiers attacked a heavily fortified position on the outskirts of the Confederate capital of Richmond. In a few hours of desperate fighting, these African American soldiers struck a blow against Robert E. Lee's vaunted Army of Northern Virginia and proved to detractors that they could fight for freedom and citizenship for themselves and their enslaved brethren. For fourteen of the black soldiers who stormed New Market Heights that day, their bravery ...
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The Battle of New Market Heights: Freedom Will Be Theirs by the Sword

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Overview

In the predawn darkness of September 29, 1864, black Union soldiers attacked a heavily fortified position on the outskirts of the Confederate capital of Richmond. In a few hours of desperate fighting, these African American soldiers struck a blow against Robert E. Lee's vaunted Army of Northern Virginia and proved to detractors that they could fight for freedom and citizenship for themselves and their enslaved brethren. For fourteen of the black soldiers who stormed New Market Heights that day, their bravery would be awarded with the nation's highest honor--the Congressional Medal of Honor. With vivid firsthand accounts and meticulous tactical detail, James S. Price brings the Battle of New Market Heights into brilliant focus, with maps by master cartographer Steven Stanley.
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Fredericksburg Times
Price is author of a brand-new book that I think is a must-read for those interested in Virginia's role during the American Civil War: "The Battle of New Market Heights: Freedom Will Be Theirs By The Sword."
The Fredericksburg resident, who spent years researching and writing this work, thoroughly examines the action on Sept. 29-30, 1864, when Union Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler's Army of the James crossed James River to attack Richmond's defenses north of the river.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014053037
  • Publisher: The History Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/25/2012
  • Series: Civil War Sesquicentennial , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,138,187
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

James S. Price is a Civil War historian, blogger and educator who specializes in the history of African American Union soldiers. He has worked for many Civil War sites and museums, including Petersburg National Battlefield, Pamplin Historical Park and the American Civil War Center at historic Tredegar. In 2009, he received his MA in military history from Norwich University. For the past three years, he has dedicated himself to the study of the Battle of New Market Heights and has sought to raise awareness of this important battle by leading specialized tours of the preserved portions of the battlefield, lecturing throughout the metro Richmond area on the topic and writing about different aspects of the battle on his weblog. It is his hope that by raising public awareness of the services rendered by United States Colored Troops that the fields on which they fought will be preserved for future generations.
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  • Posted September 26, 2011

    What a story!

    The story about how the battle played politically at the time and after the fact is almost as interesting as the battle itself. Add in the continuing controversy about preservation of the site and you've got a real page turner. An important book and great basis for discussion.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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