Brave Black Regiment by Luis F. Emilio
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Brave Black Regiment
By Luis F. Emilio

A Brave Black Regiment

History of the 54th Massachusetts, 1863-1865

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Brave Black Regiment by Luis F. Emilio

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In January 1863 the Union War Department authorized the creation of "a special corps" composed of "persons of African descent"--the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, commanded by Col. Robert Gould Shaw. Hundreds of free blacks enlisted. When the 54th Massachusetts spearheaded the suicidal charge against Fort Wagner on July 18, 1863, the regiment was showered with acclaim, but that defining event was not its only illustrious moment. After the devastating repulse at Fort Wagner left all of the unit's ranking officers dead or wounded, Captain Luis F. Emilio (1844--1918) emerged as the 54th's acting commander. A Brave Black Regiment offers an unparalleled, moving, inside view of the entire history of the 54th Massachusetts, from recruitment through disbandment. With a new introduction, rare, previously unpublished photos of Emilio and members of the 54th, the complete regimental roster, and his lengthy appendix concerning Confederate treatment of black prisoners-of-war, this Da Capo Press/Persues Books Group edition is certain to remain definitive for a long time to come.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306806230
ISBN-10: 0306806231
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 35mm)
Pages: 452
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1995
Country of Publication: United States


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