An We Ob Jubilee: The First South Carolina Volunteers

An We Ob Jubilee: The First South Carolina Volunteers

by John Saucer


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"Oh, praise an' tanks! De Lord he come

To set de people free;

An' massa tink it day ob doom,

An we ob jubilee."

During the American Civil War more than 2,000 regiments of infantry, cavalry and artillery mustered to fight in the conflict. Re-discover a regiment very little is known about: The first black regiment in the Union Army, the first to fight against Confederate soldiers and the first to be brigaded with white regiments-the 1st South Carolina Volunteers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634991261
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 04/29/2019
Series: America Through Time Series
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,222,117
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

JOHN SAUCER received a B.A. in History from the University of Florida. He received a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Infantry of the U.S. Army and served in the Federal Republic of Germany for three years where he was promoted to captain. Born and raised in Ocala, Florida, he has worked on this book for 17 years.

Table of Contents

Preface 5

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 11

1 A White Man's War? 17

2 The Reason for a "Colored" Regiment 28

3 Hunter's Regiment 34

4 Rise of the Volunteers 63

5 Lead up to Emancipation 77

6 Return to Action 91

7 Raid in Rebeldom 100

8 The Volunteers get their Colonel 115

9 Battle of the Hundred Pine 140

10 Raid up the St. Mary's 164

11 After Action 177

12 Next Mission 188

13 Combat on the St. John's 204

14 Stalemate and Reinforcement 224

15 Retrograde or Retreat? 243

16 What their Blood Bought 265

Endnotes 269

Sources 300

Bibliography 314

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