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Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Army Life in a Black Regiment

Army Life in a Black Regiment

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The commanding officer chosen for the First South Carolina Volunteers was Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a militant human rights activist, writer and lecturer, and former Unitarian minister. "In all the land," writes the historian Ray Allen Billington, they "could have found no one better for this assignment." Higginson was an excellent strategist and administrator who combined firmness with warmth and charm. Closely watched in the nation's press by both friends and foes of the undertaking, he soon shaped a first-class regiment.

Army Life in a Black Regiment is Colonel Higginson's stirring account of his two years at Camp Saxton, recording the immediate effect of a decision that proved crucial to our survival as a nation and that ultimately shaped constitutional history. It is both a literary masterpiece and a unique historical document.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth
Published: 05/01/1984
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393301571
Pages: 288
Weight: 0.53lbs
Size: 7.39h x 4.90w x 0.65d
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