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A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion, 1861–1865

George Washington Williams


This book (originally published in 1887) remains a classic text in African American literature and Civil War history. In it, George Washington Williams, who served in the U. S. Colored Troops, tells the battle experiences of the almost 200,000 black men who fought for the Union cause. Determined to document the contributions of his fellow black soldiers, and to underscore the valor and manhood of his race, Williams gathered his material from the official records of U. S. and foreign governments, and from the orderly books and personal recollections of officers commanding Negro troops during th ... More

Keywords: African American literature, Civil War history, George Washington Williams, U. S. Colored Troops, battle experiences, black soldiers, Negro troops, American Civil War, black men, Union

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823233854
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823233854.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George Washington Williams, author