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Title:
Now or never! : 54th Massachusetts Infantry's war to end slavery
ISBN:
9781629793405
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Description:
144 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents:
George E. Stephens -- Watch night -- James Henry Gooding -- Call to courage -- Hope and glory -- I shall burn this town -- Paymaster's wagon -- Dark heroes -- A grand chance -- Dear old flag -- Are we soldiers? -- Three cheers -- Andersonville -- Mutiny and honor -- The other war -- A final fight and mustering out -- Forward, march! -- Slavery and Civil War -- Timeline.
Reading Level:
1140 L Lexile
Summary:
Here is the riveting dual biography of two little-known but extraordinary men in Civil War history George E. Stephens and James Henry Gooding. These Union soldiers not only served in the Massachusetts 54th Infantry, the well-known black regiment, but were also war correspondents who published eyewitness reports of the battlefields. Their dispatches told the truth of their lives at camp, their intense training, and the dangers and tragedies on the battlefield. Like the other thousands of black soldiers in the regiment, they not only fought against the Confederacy and the inhumanity of slavery, but also against injustice in their own army. The regiment's protest against unfair pay resulted in America's first major civil rights victory; equal pay for African American soldiers. This fresh perspective on the Civil War includes an author's note, timeline, bibliography, index and source notes. .
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