Like Men of War: Black Troops in the Civil War, 1862-1865
In 1862 - more than a year into the Civil War - most Americans believed that blacks did not have the courage, intelligence, or discipline to make combat soldiers. But by war's end, more then 175,000 African Americans had served in the Union Army. From the first actions along the Mississippi River to the celebrated attack on Fort Wagner to the final skirmishes of the war, black troops more than proved their courage. Like Men of War recounts the complete, battle-by-battle history of these soldiers, beginning with the first unofficial ex-slave regiments and the push to organize all-black federal regiments. Drawing on newspapers, soldiers' diaries, and letters, acclaimed Civil War historian Noah Andre Trudeau offers a richly textured and unforgettable account of African-American soldiers in battle. This thoroughly researched and engaging history brings these soldiers vividly to life in their own words as they relate their battle experiences and their thoughts on the war and race.
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Review: Like Men of War: Black Troops in the Civil WarUser Review - Tim - Goodreads
Unlike Trudeau's other books which cover a specific event, this time he covers the entire African American experience in the Civil War. While this causes the book to be somewhat disjointed as we cross ... Read full review
Review: Like Men of War: Black Troops in the Civil WarUser Review - Theophilus (Theo) - Goodreads
It's like the movie Glory from the vantage point of the colored troops themselves. Trudeau read hundreds of letters the troops had written home and to black newspapers of the day (some of which are ... Read full review
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