Black Soldiers in Jim Crow Texas, 1899-1917
by Garna L. Christian
Hardcover: 223 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.96 x 9.32 x 6.43
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press;
The Black Troopers: Or, the Daring Heroism of the Negro Soldiers in the Spanish-American War
by Miles Vandahurst Lynk (AMS Press, 1971); Hardcover.
Hardcover: 163 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.50 x 7.25 x 5.25
Publisher: AMS Press; (June 1971)
A Brave Black Regiment: The History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1863-1865
by Luis F. Emilio, Louis F. Emilio, Gregory J. W. Urwin
Listed under Civil War Massachusetts
Black, Buckskin, and Blue: African-American Scouts and Soldiers on the Western Frontier
by Art. T. Burton, Arthur T. Burton
The Buffalo Soldiers : A Narrative of the Negro Cavalry in the West
by William H. Leckie
Buffalo Soldiers & Officers of the Ninth Calvary, 1867-1898: Black & White Together
by Charles L. Kenner
The Forgotten Heroes: The Story of the Buffalo Soldiers
by Clinton Cox
Black Valor: Buffalo Soldiers and the Medal of Honor, 1870-1898
by Frank N. Schubert
Black Southerners in Confederate Armies
by J. H. Segars (Editor), Charles K. Barrow (Editor)
Book Description: For modern readers, the thought of African Americans serving within Confederate armies seems beyond comprehension and reason--and a paradox that contradicts all we thought we knew about the Civil War. Yet, this fine work presents historical accounts about African Americans who served within Confederate armies and includes photos and illustrations.
Publisher: Southern Lion Books Inc; (May 1, )
Where Death & Glory Meet: Col Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Infantry
by Russell Duncan
Publisher: University of Georgia Press; (November )
The Negro in the Civil War
by Benjamin Quarles, William S. McFeely (Designer), McFeeky William S (Illustrator)
Slaves, Sailors, Citizens: African Americans in the Union Navy
by Steven J. Ramold
Publisher: Northern Illinois Univ Pr;
Lay This Laurel
by Lincoln Kirstein (Compiler), Richard Benson
Book Description: One of the most compelling Civil War stories is that of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment, made up of African-American soldiers who volunteered for the Union Army. Their heroic but futile battle at Fort Wagner was memorialized by sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens in Boston Common in 1897. Both the commemorative book and limited-edition volume depict the monument in stirring detail while celebrating its 100-year anniversary. For photography connoisseurs and Civil War buffs. First Edition, 1973
Blue-Eyed Child of Fortune: The Civil War Letters of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw
by Robert Gould Shaw, Russell Duncan (Editor), William S. McFeely
Iron Riders: Story of the Buffalo Soldier Bicycle Corps
by George Niels Sorensen
Book Description: This is the lively story of the only bicycle corps the U.S. Army ever authorized. Using buffalo soldiers, this 1890s African-American unit conducted drills and exercises on wheels. They rode into Northern Montana on muddy trails and toured Yellowstone on their 100-pound iron bicycles. As proof of their capabilities, these Iron Riders pedaled 1,900 miles from Ft. Missoula, across the snow-dusted Rocky Mountains and steamy Great Plains, to St. Louis. As they approached the city over 1,000 civilian bicyclists rode out to escort them into town in a great parade. Learn more about the adventures of this little known buffalo soldier unit and fascinating details about this era in America. Well researched and a good read. Full of rare pictures and drawings.
Publisher: Pictorial Histories Publishing Co. Inc.; (June 1, )
The Buffalo Soldier
by Chris A. Bohjalian
The Buffalo Soldiers (African American Achievers)
by Taressa Stovall
The Forgotten Heroes: The Story of the Buffalo Soldiers
by Clinton Cox
Frontier Cavalryman: Lieutenant John Bigelow With the Buffalo Soldiers in Texas
by Marcos E. Kinevan
In 1877 John Bigelow, Jr., and seventy-five other cadets graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, after which he chronicled his experiences, observations, opinions, and musings as a young Cavalry lieutenant in Texas. The author uses these, supplemented by other sources, in a unique way to present an informative, brisk-paced, and entertaining perspective of frontier Army life in a black regiment and the challenges confronting officers and soldiers in the nation's relentless drive westward.
Sixty of the new lieutenants, including Bigelow and seventeen others who were assigned to companies of "Buffalo Soldiers," soon departed for the amorphous frontier where they were scattered over numerous small and often ramshackle posts and camps. With the threat of another war with Mexico in the background, they went about their duties of training soldiers; exploring and patrolling vast and mostly uninhabitied "wilderness" areas; protecting the mail, travelers, settlers, and others; building and maintaining roads, telegraph lines, and military posts; and enforcing federal laws and policies. The work was usually arduous, occasionally dangerous, and seldom glorious. Yet the value to the nation of what they accomplished was immense.
Upon reporting to Fort Duncan, a small post on the Rio Grande, Bigelow was appointed commanding officer of Company B, 10th Cavalry. Several weeks later a rash of Indian raids in the trans-Pecos region led to the transfer of his company to Fort Stockton, where scouting for illusive marauders became his principal duty. He also became increasingly immersed in courts-martial, not only as a prosecutor and court member but also as a witness in two officer cases, one of which rocked the entire Army. To provide his testimony he was required to spend more than five months in San Antonio where he devoted much of his time to social activities that usually involved young ladies he found intellectually attractive. As 1879 drew to a close so did his initial frontier experience, as orders arrived for him to report to West Point to teach French.
In addition to providing a comprehensive view of Army life in the late-1870s, including the social practices and prevailing Victorian customs, the author addresses several collateral matters. These include why all the African-American regiments were stationed in the hottest parts of the country; the attitudes toward blacks and how they changed when black and white soldiers, side by side, fought a common foe in defining battles such as Milk Creek and later in Cuba; and how the accomplishments of African-American troopers helped accelerate desegregation, in which the armed forces have had a leading role. Also considered are the results of sending poorly prepared officers and men to fight in unconventional conflicts, which soon led to more relevant training and increased professionalism; how desertion-inciting practices such as requiring heavy woolen uniforms in sweltering climates, living in cramped and substandard barracks, and subsisting on unpalatable rations prepared by unqualified cooks eventually resulted in changes that made enlisted service far more attractive; and how the obsolete military justice system developed into a model of fairness far in advance of its civilian counterparts.
Hardcover: 356 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.25 x 9.75 x 6.75
Publisher: Texas Western Press; 1st edition ()
New Mexico's Buffalo Soldiers, 1866-1900
Monroe Lee Billington
The Sable Arm: Black Troops in the Union Army, 1861-1865
by Dudley Taylor Cornish, Herman Hattaway
Book Description: A bona fide classic, The Sable Arm was the first work to fully chronicle the remarkable story of the nearly 180,000 black troops who served in the Union army. This work paved the way for the exploration of the black military experience in other wars. This edition, with a new foreword by Herman Hattaway and bibliographical essay by the author, makes available once again a pioneering work that will be especially useful for scholars and students of Civil War, black, and military history.
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas; Reprint edition (March 1990)
"Smoked Yankees" and the Struggle for Empire: Letters from Negro Soldiers, 1898-1902
by Willard B. Gatewood, Jr., ed.
Paperback: 328 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.93 x 8.99 x 6.06
Publisher: Univ of Arkansas Pr; Reprint edition (August 1987)
The Unwept: Black American Soldiers and the Spanish-American War
by Edward Van Zile Scott
Hardcover: 240 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.91 x 7.82 x 6.08
Publisher: River City Publishing ;
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Voices of the Buffalo Soldier: Records, Reports, and Recollections of Military Life and Service in the West
by Frank N. Schubert
Book Description: The Buffalo Soldiers were African Americans who served in the Regular Army between the Civil War and World War I and fought in some of the most difficult wars against western Indians. Examining their military service, their social lives, and their interactions with western civilian communities, it uses the words of the soldiers themselves and of contemporary observers, some friendly and some not.
Voices of the Buffalo Soldier draws on a wide variety of periodicals, military records, and letters. It covers such key topics as the legislative origin of the inclusion of black soldiers in the army, the campaigns in which the Buffalo Soldiers fought, their daily lives and interactions with white communities, the few black chaplains and line officers who were permitted to serve, and the bravery of some Buffalo Soldier heroes. All students of the frontier army as well as aficionados with a special interest in the Buffalo Soldiers will find this an invaluable publication.
"The first work that presents the correspondence and their primary documents pertaining to black soldiersâ€™ lives in the West."â€”Quintard Taylor, University of Washington
Hardcover from University of New Mexico Press
Directd by Charles Haid
The African American Soldier: From Crispus Attucks to Colin Powell
Michael Lee Lanning
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