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

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John David Smith
Univ of North Carolina Press, Aug 1, 2004 - History - 464 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.

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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
76
Battle on the Levee The Fight at Millikens Bend
105
The Battle of Olustee
134
The Fort Pillow Massacre
148
From the Crater to New Market Heights A Tale of Two Divisions
167
The Battle Of Saltville
198
The USCT in Confederate Heartland 1864
225
Proven Themselves in Every Respect to be Men Black Cavalry in the Civil War
274
In the shadow of John Brown The Military Service of Colonels Thomas Higginson James Montgomery and Robert Shaw in the Department of the So...
304
Henry McNeal Turner Black Chaplain in the Union Army
334
A Disturbance in the City Black and White Soldiers in Postwar Charleston
359
USCT Veterans in PostCivil Ware North Carolina
389
Contributors
421
Index
425
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Lorenzo Thomas and the Recruitment of Blacks in the Mississippi Valley 18631865
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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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