Army Life in a Black Regiment

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1869
Language: English
Wordcount: 86,560 / 256 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.4
LoC Category: D
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 5,221
mnybks.net#: 3547
Origin: gutenberg.org

These pages record some of the adventures of the First South Carolina Volunteers, the first slave regiment mustered into the service of the United States during the late civil war. It was, indeed, the first colored regiment of any kind so mustered, except a portion of the troops raised by Major-General Butler at New Orleans. These scarcely belonged to the same class, however, being recruited from the free colored population of that city, a comparatively self-reliant and educated race.

Show Excerpt

ine comes into shape, I am beginning to decipher the individual parts. At first, of course, they all looked just alike; the variety comes afterwards, and they are just as distinguishable, the officers say, as so many whites. Most of them are wholly raw, but there are many who have already been for months in camp in the abortive "Hunter Regiment," yet in that loose kind of way which, like average militia training, is a doubtful advantage. I notice that some companies, too, look darker than others, though all are purer African than I expected. This is said to be partly a geographical difference between the South Carolina and Florida men. When the Rebels evacuated this region they probably took with them the house-servants, including most of the mixed blood, so that the residuum seems very black. But the men brought from Fernandina the other day average lighter in complexion, and look more intelligent, and they certainly take wonderfully to the drill.

It needs but a few days to show the absurdity of distr

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Army Life in a Black Regiment by Thomas Wentworth Higginson - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Army Life in a Black Regiment by Thomas Wentworth Higginson - Free eBook

Prophecy's Queen

An Epic Fantasy: Prequel to The Triadine Saga
Timothy Bond

"Readers compare him to David Eddings and Brandon... Read more

Cover image for Army Life in a Black Regiment by Thomas Wentworth Higginson - Free eBook

The Eden Plague

Plague Wars Series Book 0
David VanDyke

Spend time inside a good book today! A Kindle Book... Read more

Cover image for Army Life in a Black Regiment by Thomas Wentworth Higginson - Free eBook

The Piano Girl

Part One of the Counterfeit Princess Series
Sherri Schoenborn Murray

She plays from memory. Her memories.

T... Read more

Cover image for Army Life in a Black Regiment by Thomas Wentworth Higginson - Free eBook

Hollywood Assassin

A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller
M.Z. Kelly

HOLLYWOOD ASSASSIN: A Hollywood Alphabet Series... Read more

Cover image for Army Life in a Black Regiment by Thomas Wentworth Higginson - Free eBook

Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter

Nikki Jefford

If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing help us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

The Art of War
by Sun Tzu
Forty-Six Years in the Army
by John M. Schofield
The Ward of King Canute
by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
Acres of Diamonds
by Russell H. Conwell
'Laramie'
by Charles King
The Iliad
by Homer
Jacob's Room
by Virginia Woolf
An Echo of Antietam
by Edward Bellamy
A Yankee in the Trenches
by R. Derby Holmes
The Good Soldier
by Ford Madox Ford

See more popular titles from this genre.