By John Newton Chamberlin,John Bisbee
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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Captaining the Corps d’Afrique: The Civil War Diaries and Letters of John Newton Chamberlin by John Newton Chamberlin,John Bisbee