Army Life in a Black Regiment by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Originally a series of essays, this important volume was written by a Union colonel from New England, in charge of African-American troops training on the Sea Islands off the coast of the Carolinas. A lively and detailed wartime diary, the book offers a refreshing portrait of life in the Union Army from an officer's point of view, recording opinions of other commanders and capturing the raw humor that develops among the men in combat. Higginson's descriptions of the soldiers, routines of camp life, and southern landscapes are unforgettable.
Reprint of the Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1870 edition.
©2002. 5 x 8 inches. Softcover, 208 pages.
Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln White House: Memoirs of an African-American Seamstress Paperback Book