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Wilson, Joseph T. (Joseph Thomas) (1836-1891) The black phalanx; a history of the negro soldiers of the United States in the wars of 1775-1812, 1861-1865.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06192 Author/Creator: Wilson, Joseph T. (Joseph Thomas) (1836-1891) Place Written: Hartford, Connecticut Type: Book Date: 1888 Pagination: 1 v. : 528 p. : ill. ; 23 x 15.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Published by the American Publishing Company. States that Wilson, an African American, served in the 2nd Regiment, Louisiana Native Guard Volunteers, and in the famous 54th Massachusetts Volunteers. Includes text and illustrations related to the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. Contains a photo of Wilson, located opposite to the title page. Wilson dedicates the book to commanders of African American troops, stating "If what I have written shall call to your minds, and present justly to the patriotic public, the indescribably hardships which you endured on the march, in the bivouac, and in the seething flames of the battle's front, my task will have served its purpose." Contains fragile pages, some which appear to be detached from the spine.

People: Wilson, Joseph T. (Joseph Thomas)., 1836-1891

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: Military HistoryAfrican American HistoryAfrican American TroopsBlack AuthorRevolutionary WarContinental ArmyWar of 1812Civil WarUnion Forces

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