Army Life in a Black Regiment: and Other Writings by Thomas Wentworth Higginson

By Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Для сайта:Мир книгIn 1862, Thomas Wentworth Higginson was once commissioned as a colonel to go the 1st regiment of emancipated slaves. A Civil warfare memoir written by means of an abolitionist, this article is the stirring historical past of the 1st regiment of emancipated slaves shaped to struggle within the Civil conflict.

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On of January we are to have a slight collation, ten oxen or so, barbecued, or not properly barbecued, but roasted the first whole. Touching the length of time required to * A "do" an ox, no second winter s experience removed all this solicitude, for they learned During the first February the sick-list averaged this being the worst month about ninety, during the second about thirty, in the year for blacks. to take care of themselves. 27 two housekeepers appear to agree. Accounts vary from two hours to twenty-four.

December 4, "Dwelling condition is 1862. " certainly mine, and with a multitude of patriarchs not to mention Caesar and Pompey, Hercules and Bacchus. A moving life, tented at night, this experience has been mine in civil society, if society be civil before the luxurious forest fires of beside, Maine and the Adirondack, or upon the lonely prairies of Kan But a stationary tent life, deliberately going to housekeeping under canvas, I have never had before, though in our barrack life sas.

And a valise, regulation size. Seriously considered, To-day it rains hard, and the wind quivers through the closed and makes one feel at sea. All the talk of the camp outside fused into a cheerful and indistinguishable murmur, pierced canvas, is through at every moment by the wail of the hovering plover. Sometimes a face, black or white, peers through the entrance with though the rain security, as if an in cannot, the tent conveys a feeling visible boundary checked the pattering drops and held the moan wind.

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