Black Soldiers in Blue: African American Troops in the Civil War Era

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John David Smith
Univ of North Carolina Press, 2002 - History - 451 pages
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Inspired and informed by the latest research in African American, military, and social history, the fourteen original essays in this book tell the stories of the African American soldiers who fought for the Union cause. Collectively, these essays probe th
  

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LET US ALL BE GRATEFUL THAT WE HAVE COLORED TROOPS THAT WILL FIGHT
1
AN IRONIC ROUTE TO GLORY Louisianas Native Guards at Port Hudson
80
BATTLE ON THE LEVEE The Fight at Millikens Bend
109
THE BATTLE OF OLUSTEE
138
THE FORT PILLOW MASSACRE Assessing the Evidence
152
FROM THE CRATER TO NEW MARKET HEIGHTS A Tale of Two Divisions
171
THE BATTLE OF SALTVILLE
202
THE USCT IN THE CONFEDERATE HEARTLAND 1864 Anne Bailey
229
PROVEN THEMSELVES IN EVERY RESPECT TO BE MEN Black Cavalry in the Civil War
278
IN THE SHADOW OF JOHN BROWN The Military Service of Colonels Thomas Higginson James Montgomery and Robert Shaw in the Department ...
308
HENRY MCNEAL TURNER Black Chaplain in the Union Army
338
A DISTURBANCE IN THE CITY Black and White Soldiers in Postwar Charleston
363
USCT VETERANS IN POSTCIVIL WAR NORTH CAROLINA
393
CONTRIBUTORS
425
INDEX
429
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LORENZO THOMAS AND THE RECRUITMENT OF BLACKS IN THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY 18631865
251

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John David Smith is the Charles H. Stone Distinguished Professor of American History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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