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Author Westwood, Howard C., 1909-

Title Black troops, white commanders, and freedmen during the Civil War / Howard C. Westwood ; with a foreword by John Y. Simon
Edition Paperback edition
Published Carbondale, Ill. : Southern Illinois University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 189 pages)
Contents Lincoln's position on black enlistments -- Grant's role in beginning black soldiery -- Benjamin Butler's enlistment of black troops in New Orleans in 1862 -- Generals David Hunter and Rufus Saxton and black soldiers -- Robert Smalls personal adventure -- Captive black Union soldiers in Charleston: what to do? -- Sherman marched and proclaimed "land for the landless" -- The cause and consequence of a Union black soldier's mutiny and execution -- Company A of Rhode Island's black regiment: its enlisting, its mutiny, its pay and service -- The Reverend Fountain Brown: alleged violator of the Emancipation Proclamation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject African Americans -- History -- To 1863.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- African Americans.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African American.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Simon, John Y.
ISBN 1441619542 (electronic bk.)
9781441619549 (electronic bk.)