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Firebrand of liberty : the story of two Black regiments that changed the course of the Civil War

Author: Stephen V Ash
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Relates the story of the first Black regiments in the Civil War and their pivotal mission to establish a Union base in Jacksonville, Florida, in an attempt to create a haven for fugitive slaves.
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Ash, Stephen V.
Firebrand of liberty.
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2008
(OCoLC)608741240
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen V Ash
ISBN: 9780393065862 0393065863
OCLC Number: 181139409
Description: xvi, 282 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Port Royal Island, South Carolina : January 1, 1863 --
Port Royal Island and the St. Mary's river : January 2-February 15 --
Hilton Head : February 16 --
From Port Royal Island to Jacksonville : February 17-March 10 --
Jacksonville : March 10-20 --
Jacksonville, the East Bank, and Palatka : March 20-27 --
Jacksonville and the West Bank : March 27-29 --
The aftermath.
Responsibility: Stephen V. Ash.
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In March 1863, nine hundred black Union soldiers, led by white officers, invaded Florida and seized the town of Jacksonville. Their expedition was like no other in the American Civil War: an assault  Read more...

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