By Thomas Wentworth Higginson
"Army existence in a Black Regiment has a few declare to be the simplest written narrative to come back from the Union [side] in the course of the Civil conflict. Higginson's photo of the conflict which used to be the beginning of "praise the Lord and cross the ammunition" and his examining of the Emancipation Proclamation to the black regiment are unsurpassed for eloquence." — historian Henry Steele Commager
Originally a sequence of essays, this significant quantity was once written through a Union colonel from New England, in command of African-American troops education at the Sea Islands off the coast of the Carolinas. a full of life and unique wartime diary, the e-book bargains a fresh portrait of existence within the Union military from an officer's standpoint, recording reviews of alternative commanders and taking pictures the uncooked humor that develops one of the males in strive against. Higginson's descriptions of the warriors, exercises of camp lifestyles, and southern landscapes are unforgettable, as is the account of his close to break out from a cannon ball.
An strange ancient record meant to introduce new generations of readers to an American earlier that are supposed to now not be forgotten, Army existence in a Black Regiment will be useful to scholars of Black historical past and the yank Civil War.
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