📖[PDF] Army Life in a Black Regiment by Thomas Wentworth Higginson | Perlego
Get access to over 650,000 titles
Start your free trial today and explore our endless library.
Join perlego now to get access to over 650,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 650,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 650,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 650,000 books
Army Life in a Black Regiment
Army Life in a Black Regiment
📖 Book - PDF

Army Life in a Black Regiment

Thomas Wentworth Higginson
shareBook
Share book
pages
208 pages
language
English
format
ePUB (mobile friendly) and PDF
availableOnMobile
Available on iOS & Android
📖 Book - PDF

Army Life in a Black Regiment

Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Book details
Table of contents

About This Book

`Army Life in a Black Regiment has some claim to be the best written narrative to come from the Union [side] during the Civil War. Higginson's picture of the battle which was the origin of `praise the Lord and pass the ammunition` and his reading of the Emancipation Proclamation to the black regiment are unsurpassed for eloquence.` — historian Henry Steele Commager
Originally a series of essays, this important volume was written by a Union colonel from New England, in charge of African-American troops training on the Sea Islands off the coast of the Carolinas. A lively and detailed wartime diary, the book offers a refreshing portrait of life in the Union Army from an officer's point of view, recording opinions of other commanders and capturing the raw humor that develops among the men in combat. Higginson's descriptions of the soldiers, routines of camp life, and southern landscapes are unforgettable, as is the account of his near escape from a cannon ball.
An unusual historical document intended to introduce new generations of readers to an American past that should not be forgotten, Army Life in a Black Regiment will be invaluable to students of Black History and the American Civil War.

Read More

Information

Publisher
Dover Publications
Year
2012
ISBN
9780486146539
Topic
History
Subtopic
Military & Maritime History

Table of contents