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From the bestselling author of The Lost Regiment series comes a factually based narrative of the black military experience in the Civil War."We Look Like Men of War"""I was born a slave, as was my father before me, but I shall die a free man....""Thus begins the poignant story of Samuel Washburn, born a slave in 1850. A young master's cruelty leads to an unforeseen confrontation, which forces Sam and his cousin to flee the plantation. They run north to freedom, only to return south to fight for the greater cause.Though still a boy, Sam becomes a regimental drummer with a "colored regiment" and sees action in the Wilderness campaign at Fredericksburg and Petersburg, as well as at the bloody Battle of the Crater in July of 1864.Sam's voice offers a unique and insightful perspective on the carnage of the War Between the States and the toll it took on both young and old, black and white.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780765301154
ISBN-10: 0765301156
Format: Paperback / softback
(207mm x 132mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Forge
Publisher: Forge
Publish Date: 8-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dr William R Forstchen

William R. Forstchen is the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "One Second After," among numerous other books in diverse subjects ranging from history to science fiction. He has co-authored several books with Newt Gingrich, including "Gettysburg: A Novel of the Civil War," "Pearl Harbor," "Days of Infamy," "To Try Men's Souls" and "Valley Forge." Forstchen holds a Ph.D. in History from Purdue University, with specializations in military history and the history of technology. He is currently a Faculty Fellow and Professor of History at Montreat College, near Asheville North Carolina. He is a pilot and flies an original WWII recon "warbird." He resides near Asheville with his daughter Meghan.

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