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Description - Thomas Morris Chester, Black Civil War Correspondent by R. J. M. Blackett

In 1864 the Philadelphia Press commissioned Thomas Morris Chester, son of an ex-slave to cover the activities of black troops on the Virginia front. The only black correspondent for a major daily during the Civil War, Chester covered the crucial final year of the war around Richmond. His dispatches constitute the most sustained and extensive first-hand account of black soldiers in existence. As the war came to a close, Chester richly described the responses of Confederate troops and civilians to encounters with black soldiers, as he joined the black troops of the 25th Army Corps as they led the victorious Union forces into Richmond. In this volume, R.J.M. Blackett provides a concise biography of Chester and reproduces in annotated form his Civil War dispatches, which are remarkable for their detail and their graphic accounts of the destruction, the excitement and the liberation of theCivil War experience.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306804533
ISBN-10: 0306804530
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1991
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - R. J. M. Blackett

R.J.M. Blackett, a professor of history at Indiana University, is author of Building an Anti-Slavery Wall: Black Americans in the Atlantic Abolitionist Movement, 1830-1860, and Beating Against the Barriers: Biographical Essays in Nineteenth-Century Afro-American History.

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