Army Life in a Black Regiment

By: Thomas Wentworth Higginson

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This book -- originally a series of essays -- was written by a Union colonel from New England, in charge of black troops training off the coast of the Carolinas. It offers a refreshing portrait of life in the Union Army as the narrator captures the raw humor that develops among the men in combat.

Title: Army Life in a Black Regiment

Author: Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $7.95

Categories: African American,

Publisher: Dover Publications:

ISBN Number: 0486424820

ISBN Number 13: 9780486424828

Binding: Paperback

Book Details: 208 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/4, Dover Publications

Seller ID: 424820

Description: "Army Life in a Black Regiment has some claim to be the best written narrative to come from the Union [side] during the Civil War," wrote historian Henry Steele Commager. "Higginson's picture of the battle which was the origin of 'praise the Lord and pass the ammunition' and his reading of the Emancipation Proclamation to the black regiment are unsurpassed for eloquence." This book--originally a series of essays--was written by a Union colonel from New England, in charge of black troops training on the Sea Islands off the coast of the Carolinas. A lively and detailed wartime diary, it offers a refreshing portrait of life in the Union Army as the narrator captures the raw humor that develops among the men in combat. His portraits of the soldiers, routines of camp life, and southern landscapes are unforgettable. Unabridged republication of the edition published by Fields, Osgood, & Co, 1870. Appendices. Index.