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African American Soldier in the Civil War - USCT 1862-66

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African American Soldier in the Civil War - USCT 1862-66
by Osprey
Author: Mark Lardas
Publish Year: 2007
Pages: 64
Dimensions: 7.5x9.5x.25"
Restockable: No
NKG part #: 2147986691
Mfg. part #: OSPWAR114
Type: Softcover
Series: WAR114


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 the journey of the African American from slave to soldier to free man, ultimately providing a fascinating insight into the impact that these brave men had on the war and how it influenced their lives thereafter.