African American Soldier in the Civil War

African American Soldier in the Civil War

Approximately 200,000 African Americans fought for the Union during the Civil War. Initially, many white soldiers doubted their bravery and skill; they were soon proved wrong. The United States Colored Troops performed countless acts of courage, most famously at the battle of Fort Wagner where the 54th Massachusetts marched forth and scaled the parapets, only to be driven back in fierce hand-to-hand combat. Through fascinating first-hand accounts, this title examines… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (January 20, 2012)

Collection: Osprey Publishing

Page count: 64 pages

Language: English


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