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By John Newton Chamberlin,John Bisbee

“I have stood via their part within the grim conflict,” wrote Union Captain John Chamberlin of the Corps d’Afrique. “Woe to the state that lengthy withholds their rights from them.”
Chamberlin spent approximately 5 years within the South in the course of and after the Civil struggle. A good learn, observant and articulate author, he recorded his particular viewpoint as a commander of black squaddies and engineers. greater than daily bills of camp lifestyles and battles, Chamberlin’s letters and diaries —here offered in old context—give an insider’s view of the Union army’s courting with black troops and of the political and social implications of wartime occasions. overdue within the struggle, his correspondence interested by a schoolmate, Anna Bullock, and their burgeoning relationship.

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