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By John Newton Chamberlin,John Bisbee

ISBN-10: 1476664498

ISBN-13: 9781476664491

“I have stood by way of their part within the grim conflict,” wrote Union Captain John Chamberlin of the Corps d’Afrique. “Woe to the country that lengthy withholds their rights from them.”
Chamberlin spent approximately 5 years within the South in the course of and after the Civil struggle. A good learn, observant and articulate author, he recorded his certain standpoint as a commander of black infantrymen and engineers. greater than daily bills of camp lifestyles and battles, Chamberlin’s letters and diaries —here provided in old context—give an insider’s view of the Union army’s courting with black troops and of the political and social implications of wartime occasions. overdue within the warfare, his correspondence occupied with a schoolmate, Anna Bullock, and their burgeoning relationship.

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