Army Life in a Black Regiment

Thomas Wentworth HIGGINSON (1823 - 1911)

These pages record some of the adventures of the First South Carolina Volunteers, the first slave regiment mustered into the service of the United States during the late civil war. It was, indeed, the first colored regiment of any kind so mustered, except a portion of the troops raised by Major-General Butler at New Orleans. These scarcely belonged to the same class, however, being recruited from the free colored population of that city, a comparatively self-reliant and educated race. (From the text)

Genre(s): War & Military Fiction, *Non-fiction, History

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Introductory FNH
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Play 02 Camp Diary FNH
01:40:10
Play 03 Up the St. Mary's FNH
01:00:40
Play 04 Up the St. John's FNH
00:57:41
Play 05 Out on Picket FNH
00:39:13
Play 06 A Night in the Water FNH
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Play 07 Up the Edisto FNH
00:31:19
Play 08 The Baby of the Regiment FNH
00:20:27
Play 09 Negro Spirituals FNH
00:40:17
Play 10 Life at Camp Shaw FNH
00:19:00
Play 11 Florida Again? FNH
00:15:31
Play 12 The Negro as a Soldier FNH
00:36:40
Play 13 Conclusion FNH
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Play 14 Appendix FNH
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