"One of the great source documents in human history, but one of our greatest Americans. . . . Thrilling reading." —Tillie Olsen
Higginson was a Union colonel in charge of training black troops during the Civil War. He provides the officer's perspective on these recruits in a series of essays published in 1870. His observations range from camp life to a treatise on "The Negro as a Soldier." Though the book is not out of print, Dover's version is the most affordable edition currently available. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.