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 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, 1863-1866

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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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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

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About the author (2003)

Edward G. Longacre is the author of numerous articles and twenty-four books on the Civil War, including "The Cavalry at Gettysburg", winner of the Fletcher Pratt Award for best nonfiction book on the Civil War, and "Gentleman and Soldier: A Biography
of Wade Hampton III", winner of the Douglas Southall Freeman History Award.

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