A Brave Black Regiment: BRAVE BLACK REGIMENT

Paperback | March 22, 1995

byCaptain Luis F. EmilioIntroduction byGregory J. W. Urwin

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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 With a new introduction, rare, previously unpublished photos of Emilio and members of the 54th, the complete regimental roster, and his lengthy appendix concerning Confederate treatment of black prisoners-of-war,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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Bantam's Eyewitness to the Civil War series continues with this basis for the film Glory. They were the 54th Massachusetts, the first black regiment raised in the North, and Luis Emilio was their idealistic young captain. Emilio chronicles the group's participation in the Civil War. Step-back photo battle scene.

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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...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:452 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.38 inPublished:March 22, 1995Publisher:Da Capo Books

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ISBN - 10:0306806231

ISBN - 13:9780306806230

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Bantam's Eyewitness to the Civil War series continues with this basis for the film Glory. They were the 54th Massachusetts, the first black regiment raised in the North, and Luis Emilio was their idealistic young captain. Emilio chronicles the group's participation in the Civil War. Step-back photo battle scene.