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The Resource Eagles on their buttons : a Black infantry regiment in the Civil War, Versalle F. Washington

Eagles on their buttons : a Black infantry regiment in the Civil War, Versalle F. Washington

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Eagles on their buttons : a Black infantry regiment in the Civil War
Title
Eagles on their buttons
Title remainder
a Black infantry regiment in the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Versalle F. Washington
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Recounts the history of the first all-Black regiment from Ohio
  • "Eagles on Their Buttons is a fascinating examination of the Fifth Regiment of Infantry, United States Colored Troops--the Union Army's first black regiment from Ohio. Although the Fifth USCT was one of more than 150 regiments of black troops making up more than 10 percent of the Union Army at the end of the war, it was unique. The majority of USCT regiments were made up of freed men who viewed the army as an escape from slavery and a chance to take up arms against their former masters. The men serving in the 5th USCT, however, were freemen who were raised in a northern state and saw serving in the army both as a way to gain equal rights under the law and as an opportunity to prove their worth as men. Because historians have written little on this subject, many Americans believe that African Americans simply received their freedom with the Emancipation Proclamation. They know nothing about the struggles these courageous people endured to gain their independence. Now, by incorporating personal documents, letters, diaries, and official records, Eagles on Their Buttons sheds important new light on this unfamiliar aspect of the Civil War. Versalle Washington shows what caused the soldiers in the Fifth USCT to join their regiment, what sort of men they were, and how they fought and lived as African American soldiers under white officers. He discusses the regiment's service, addressing its role in the siege of Petersburg, the battle of Chapin's Farm, and the capture of Fort Fisher and the port of Wilmington. Washington also looks at what effects the soldiers' service had in terms of societal changes following the Civil War. Eagles on Their Buttons is a fresh contribution to Civil War scholarship and will be welcomed by professional historians and amateur Civil War buffs alike."--Publishers website
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DLC
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1962-
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Washington, Versalle F.
Dewey number
973.7/415
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E492.94 5th
LC item number
.W37 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • directories
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University of Missouri Press
Series statement
Shades of blue and gray series
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  • United States
  • African American soldiers
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Eagles on their buttons : a Black infantry regiment in the Civil War, Versalle F. Washington
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-109) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Battle of New Market Heights and Aftermath
  • 6.
  • Operations in North Carolina, 1864-1865
  • 7.
  • Conclusion
  • App. A.
  • USCT Enlistments by State
  • App. B.
  • Results of Qualifying Examinations
  • 1.
  • App. C.
  • 5th USCT Officers
  • App. D.
  • General Orders No. 15
  • App. E.
  • Prisoners of War
  • Raising the Regiment
  • 2.
  • Leaders
  • 3.
  • Training a Regiment for War
  • 4.
  • The Regiment Moves South
Control code
40954253
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 113 pages
Isbn
9780826212344
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99025130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Eagles on their buttons : a Black infantry regiment in the Civil War, Versalle F. Washington
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-109) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Battle of New Market Heights and Aftermath
  • 6.
  • Operations in North Carolina, 1864-1865
  • 7.
  • Conclusion
  • App. A.
  • USCT Enlistments by State
  • App. B.
  • Results of Qualifying Examinations
  • 1.
  • App. C.
  • 5th USCT Officers
  • App. D.
  • General Orders No. 15
  • App. E.
  • Prisoners of War
  • Raising the Regiment
  • 2.
  • Leaders
  • 3.
  • Training a Regiment for War
  • 4.
  • The Regiment Moves South
Control code
40954253
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 113 pages
Isbn
9780826212344
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99025130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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