African American Soldier in the Civil War

USCT 1862–66

African American Soldier in the Civil War cover

African American Soldier in the Civil War

USCT 1862–66

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Approximately 200,000 African Americans fought for the Union during the Civil War. Initially, many white soldiers doubted their bravery and skill; they were soon proved wrong. The United States Colored Troops performed countless acts of courage, most famously at the battle of Fort Wagner where the 54th Massachusetts marched forth and scaled the parapets, only to be driven back in fierce hand-to-hand combat. Through fascinating first-hand accounts, this title examines the journey of the African American from slave to soldier to free man, ultimately providing a fascinating insight into the impact that these brave men had on the war and how it influenced their lives thereafter.

Product details

Published Jan 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781780963679
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 52 b/w; 9 col
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 114
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Mark Lardas

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