AFRICAN AMERICANA: CIVIL WAR COLORED REGIMENTS. WOOD, E[PHRAIM] ALBERT.

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AFRICAN AMERICANA: CIVIL WAR COLORED REGIMENTS.
WOOD, E[PHRAIM] ALBERT.

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AFRICAN AMERICANA: CIVIL WAR COLORED REGIMENTS.
WOOD, E[PHRAIM] ALBERT. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Albert"), being a personal officer's journal of a "Colored" Regiment, 23 pp recto and verso, 8vo, Charleston S.C. area, Folly's Island, July 21, 1863 to August 23, 1863, in ink on lined paper.

RARE ACCOUNT BY AN OFFICER OF A MASSACHUSETTS "COLORED" REGIMENT. During the Civil War, Massachusetts raised two regiments of "colored" volunteers. The officers of these regiments were primarily white. E. Albert Wood was an officer of the Mass 55th, General Wild's Brigade, commissioned July 20, 1863. His journal chronicles outstanding observations during August 1863 in South Carolina. "New Bern is a very pretty town... There is a good many whites I believe in the place, but mostly what I saw were Negroes or soldiers." "Arrived at Charleston Harbor in afternoon. We could hear the guns long before we arrived at the harbor and could see the smoke as it was in the air. The bombardment is going on nearly all the time..." Wood was born in Needham, MA in 1841, wounded at Antietam, and discharged in November 1863 after contracting typhoid and malaria.
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