A Regiment of Slaves: The 4th United States Colored Infantry, 1863-1866
The 4th United States Colored Troops regiment saw much action in the eastern theater of operations from late 1863 until mid-1865. Following brief but intensive periods of recruiting and training, the regiment--drawn largely from freedmen and liberated slaves in the Middle Atlantic and New England states--served in Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler's Army of the James, and saw action in the Bermuda Hundred and Richmond-Petersburg campaigns. Author Edward G. Longacre blends his unique insight of political and social history in this new book.
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A regiment of slaves: the 4th United States Colored Infantry, 1863-1866User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Following his history of the Union Army of the James (Army of Amateurs), prolific Civil War historian Longacre now focuses on one regiment of that army in this admirable study. Recruited in and around ... Read full review
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While I have taken issue with Shelby Foote and Alex Kershaw for being great writers but, at times, deviating from the historical record. I do understand that it can be difficult to bring history ... Read full review