A Regiment of Slaves: The 4th United States Colored Infantry, 1863-1866

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Stackpole Books, 2003 - History - 227 pages
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The 4th United States Coloured Troops regiment saw much action in the eastern theatre of operations from late 1863 until mid-1865. Following brief but intensive periods of recruiting and training, the regiment served in Major General Benjamin F Butler's Army of the James. This book features political and social history.

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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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Edward G. Longacre is the author of numerous articles and books on the Civil War, including Lincoln's Cavalrymen (0-8117-1049-1), Army of Amateurs (0-8117-0136-0), Grant's Cavalryman (0-8117-0712-1), Pickett: Leader of the Charge, and the Fletcher Pratt Prize-winning The Cavalry at Gettysburg. He currently resides in Newport News, Virginia.

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