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The Black Phalanx

African American soldiers in the War of Independence, the War of 1812, and the Civil War

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Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 188,518 / 563 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 40.8
LoC Category:
Downloads: 2,141
Added to site: 2010.02.22 26747

With a new foreword by Dudley Taylor Cornish.

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es at Helena--The Confederate General Dobbins makes an Attack--A Spirited Fight--A Critical Situation--Re-enforcement by White Cavalry--The Honor Due to Kansas--The report of the Service of Kansas Negro Troops--Col. Crawford's report for the 2nd Kansas Regiment 220



Gen. Hunter's Important Action--Organization of the 1st South Carolina--An Expedition up the St. Mary's River--Fort Wagner--Description of the Fort--Plans for the Assault--The forming of the line--The Assault--Magnificent Fighting--Death of Col. Shaw--Useless Slaughter--The Confederate Account of the Assault upon Fort Wagner--Movements in Florida--The Landing at Jacksonville--Raids on the surrounding country--The Advance towards Tallahassee--The Troops reach Barbour's Station--The Battle of Olustee--Desperate Fighting on both Sides--A Terrible Defeat--The Union Troops routed--Drawing away the Wounded on railway cars--Return to Baldwin's--The



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