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President Lincoln's Recruiter : General Lorenzo Thomas and the United States Colored Troops in the Civil War.

Author: Michael A Eggleston
Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2013.
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Historians have often marginalized the effect of African American troops on the outcome of the Civil War. While many histories briefly mention the service of the blacks, few reveal their impact. Lorenzo Thomas was one of the most exceptional people to serve in that war, but no biography of his life has been written. Most of his career was spent as an administrator in the U.S. Army, from his graduation from West  Read more...
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Eggleston, Michael A.
President Lincoln's Recruiter : General Lorenzo Thomas and the United States Colored Troops in the Civil War.
Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2013
Named Person: Lorenzo Thomas; Andrew Johnson; Andrew Johnson; Lorenzo Thomas
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Eggleston
ISBN: 9781476601908 1476601909
OCLC Number: 833766499
Description: 1 online resource (209 pages)
Contents: Cover; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. The River and the Rock; 2. Life in the Fourth U.S. Infantry Regiment; 3. President Lincoln's Recruiter; 4. The Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson; Biographical Dictionary; Appendix A: Family History of Lorenzo Thomas; Appendix B: Early Recruiting Efforts; Appendix C: The Impeachment Articles; Appendix D: The Senate Votes; Appendix E: The Thomas Papers; Appendix F: Significant Battles Fought by U.S. Colored Troops; Appendix G: Medal of Honor; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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