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By Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Для сайта:Мир книгIn 1862, Thomas Wentworth Higginson was once commissioned as a colonel to move the 1st regiment of emancipated slaves. A Civil conflict memoir written by way of an abolitionist, this article is the stirring background of the 1st regiment of emancipated slaves shaped to struggle within the Civil battle.

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As for sugar, no white man can drink coffee after they have sweetened it to their liking. I see that the pride which military life creates may cause the plantation trickeries to diminish. For instance, these men make the most admirable sentinels. It is far harder to pass the camp lines at night than in the camp from which I came; and I have seen none of that disposition to connive at the offences of mem bers of one soldiers. s own company which Nor is so troublesome among white are they lazy, either about work or drill; in all re seem better material for soldiers than I had dared to spects they hope.

The day men than which I had the target-shooting, they enjoyed. private delight of the arrival of our much-desired surgeon and his nephew, the cap tain, with letters and news from home. They also bring the good tidings that General Saxton is not to be removed, as had been passed with no greater excitement for the reported. Two different stands of colors have arrived for 26 us, and will be one from friends in New York, and the at New Year s, presented other from a lady in Connecticut. I see that "Frank Leslie s Il lustrated Weekly" of December soth has a highly imaginative o the muster-in of our first company, and also of a picture skirmish on the late expedition.

They know also that those in this are nominally free already, and that the practical Department freedom has to be maintained, in any event, by military success. But they will enjoy it greatly, and we shall have a multitude of side of the people. January i, 1863 (evening) . mere white folks. Our festival has come and gone, with perfect success, and our good General has been altogether satisfied. Last night the great fires were kept smouldering in the pit, and the beeves were cooked A happy New Year to more or civilized people, more, during which time they had to be and the great spits turned by main force.

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