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Black troops, white commanders, and freedmen during the Civil War [electronic resource] / Howard C. Westwood ; with a foreword by John Y. Simon.

Author/Creator:
Westwood, Howard C., 1909-
Publication:
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1992.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (204 p.)
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Subjects:
African Americans -- History -- To 1863.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African American.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- African Americans.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Recounting the experiences of black soldiers in the Civil War In the ten probing essays collected in this volume, Howard C. Westwood recounts the often bitter experiences of black men who were admitted to military service and the wrenching problems associated with the shifting status of African Americans during the Civil War. Black Troops, White Commanders, and Freedmen during the Civil War covers topics ranging from the roles played by Lincoln and Grant in beginning black soldiery to the sensitive issues that arose when black soldiers (and their whi
Contents:
Cover; Book Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; 1. Lincoln's Position on Black Enlistments; 2. Grant's Role in Beginning Black Soldiery; 3. Benjamin Butler's Enlistment of Black Troops in New Orleans in 1862; 4. Generals David Hunter and Rufus Saxton and Black Soldiers; 5. Mr Smalls: A Personal Adventure; 6. Captive Black Union Soldiers in Charleston-What to Do?; 7. Sherman Marched-and Proclaimed ""Land for the Landless""; 8. The Cause and Consequence of a Union Black Soldier's Mutiny and Execution
9. Company A of Rhode Island's Black Regiment: Its Enlisting, Its ""Mutiny,"" Its Pay, Its Service10. The Reverend Fountain Brown: Alleged Violator of the Emancipation Proclamation; Index; Author Bios; Back Cover
Notes:
Paperback edition 2008.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Simon, John Y.
ISBN:
1-280-69684-2
9786613673800
0-8093-8696-8
1-4416-1954-2
OCLC:
817089049