By Edward G. Longacre
The 4th usa coloured Troops (USCT) regiment observed massive motion within the jap theater of operations from overdue 1863 to mid-1865. The regiment—drawn mostly from freedmen and liberated slaves within the center Atlantic and New England states—served in Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler’s military of the James, whose venture was once to catch the accomplice capital at Richmond. From could to December 1864, the 4th observed motion within the Bermuda Hundred and Richmond-Petersburg campaigns, and in early 1865 helped trap the defenses of Wilmington, North Carolina, the final open seaport of worth to the Confederacy.
Citing lately found and formerly unpublished debts, writer Edward G. Longacre is going past the battlefield heroics of the 4th USCT, mixing his particular insights into political and social historical past to investigate the explanations, pursuits, and aspirations of the African American enlisted males. the writer additionally emphasizes how those infantrymen overcame what considered one of their commanders known as “stupid, unreasoning, and fairly vengeful prejudice” and indicates how normal Butler, a supporter of black troops, gave the unit possibilities to end up itself in conflict, leading to a strive against checklist of which any infantry regiment, black or white, may be proud.
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A Regiment of Slaves: The 4th United States Colored Infantry, 1863-1866 by Edward G. Longacre