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Army Life in a Black Regiment

Thomas Wentworth Higginson

1. 01 Introductory
2. 02 Camp Diary
3. 03 Up the St Marys
4. 04 Up the St Johns
5. 05 Out on Picket
6. 06 A Night in the Water
7. 07 Up the Edisto
8. 08 The Baby of the Regiment
9. 09 Negro Spirituals
10. 10 Life at Camp Shaw
11. 11 Florida, again!
12. 12 The Negro as a Soldier
13. 13 Conclusion
14. 14 Appendix

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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)