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Army Life in a Black Regiment

Army Life in a Black Regiment

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Army Life in a Black Regiment
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
 
Tableof Contents
Army Life in a Black Regiment.........................................................................................................................1
Thomas Wentworth Higginson................................................................................................................1Chapter 1. Introductory............................................................................................................................1Chapter 2. Camp Diary............................................................................................................................3Chapter 3. Up the St. Mary's..................................................................................................................26Chapter 4. Up the St. John's...................................................................................................................39Chapter 5. Out on Picket........................................................................................................................52Chapter 6. A Night in the Water............................................................................................................60Chapter 7. Up the Edisto........................................................................................................................65Chapter 8. TheBaby of the Regiment...................................................................................................72Chapter 9. Negro Spirituals....................................................................................................................77Chapter 10. Lifeat Camp Shaw.............................................................................................................94Chapter 11. Florida Again?....................................................................................................................98Chapter 12. TheNegro as a Soldier.....................................................................................................102Chapter 13. Conclusion........................................................................................................................110APPENDIX..........................................................................................................................................111Appendix B. The First Black Soldiers.................................................................................................115Appendix C. General Saxton's Instructions........................................................................................118Appendix D. The Struggle for Pay......................................................................................................119Appendix E. Farewell Address of Lt. Col. Trowbridge......................................................................125INDEX.................................................................................................................................................126
Army Life in a Black Regimenti
 
Army Life in a Black Regiment
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
This page copyright © 2002 Blackmask Online.http://www.blackmask.com
Chapter 1. Introductory
Chapter 2. Camp Diary
Chapter 3. Up the St. Mary's
Chapter 4. Up the St. John's
Chapter 5. Out on Picket
Chapter 6. A Night in the Water
Chapter 7. Up the Edisto
Chapter 8. TheBaby of the Regiment
Chapter 9. Negro Spirituals
Chapter 10. Lifeat Camp Shaw
Chapter 11. Florida Again?
Chapter 12. TheNegro as a Soldier
Chapter 13. Conclusion
APPENDIX
Appendix B. The First Black Soldiers
Appendix C. General Saxton's Instructions
Appendix D. The Struggle for Pay
Appendix E. Farewell Address of Lt. Col. Trowbridge
INDEX
This eBook was provided by Eric Eldred.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson(1823−1911)Originally published 1869Reprinted, 1900, by Riverside Press
Chapter 1. Introductory
These pages record some of the adventures of the First South Carolina Volunteers, the first slave regimentmustered into the service of the United States during the late civil war. It was, indeed, the first coloredregiment of any kind so mustered, except a portion of the troops raised by Major−General Butler at NewOrleans. These scarcely belonged to the same class, however, being recruited from the free coloredpopulation of that city, a comparatively self−reliant and educated race. “The darkest of them,” said GeneralButler, “were about the complexion of the late Mr. Webster.”The First South Carolina, on the other hand, contained scarcely a freeman, had not one mulatto in ten, and afar smaller proportion who could read or write when enlisted. The only contemporary regiment of a similarcharacter was the “First Kansas Colored,” which began recruiting a little earlier, though it was not musteredin the usual basis of military seniority till later. [
See Appendix
] These were the only colored regiments
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