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The 36th Infantry United States Colored Troops in the Civil War: A History and Roster by James K Bryant II Online



The 36th Infantry United States Colored Troops in the Civil War: A History and Roster

The 36th Infantry United States Colored Troops in the Civil War: A History and Roster

  • Title: The 36th Infantry United States Colored Troops in the Civil War: A History and Roster
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  • ISBN : 9780786468782
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 256 pages


During the Civil War, African American war correspondent Thomas Morris Chester was so inspired by the men of the 36th United States Colored Troops that he declared the group to be a model regiment Composed primarily of former slaves recruited from Union occupied areas of eastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia, the 36th USCT participated in large scale expediti During the Civil War, African American war correspondent Thomas Morris Chester was so inspired by the men of the 36th United States Colored Troops that he declared the group to be a model regiment Composed primarily of former slaves recruited from Union occupied areas of eastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia, the 36th USCT participated in large scale expeditions to liberate slaves, guarded Confederate prisoners at major POW camps, served in the trenches before Petersburg and Richmond, and stood as one of the first units to enter the abandoned Confederate capital on April 3, 1865 This volume, which includes a complete regimental roster, explores the background of these former slaves and their families, examines their initial recruitment and chronicles their military contributions throughout the war More than a unit history, the story of the 36th USCT offers a vivid portrait of the challenging transition from slavery to freedom


Author James K Bryant II




The 36th Infantry United States Colored Troops in the Civil War: A History and Roster Reviews (3)

  • I m very glad that Mr Bryant admits in his forward that this book arose from both his master s thesis and doctoral dissertation because in just flipping through the book before reading it I knew that s was it was That aside, this is not entirely a scholarly book and gives the reader much to think ab [..]

  • If you like history, this would probably be up your alley Many people were mentioned, both white and African American Too many for me to keep track of.But I did find it informative and worth having in your library. [..]

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