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Uncommon valor : a story of race, patriotism, and glory in the final battles of the Civil War /

Melvin Claxton and Mark Puls.

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Main Author: Claxton, Melvin
Other Names: Puls, Mark,
Published: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2006.
Topics: African American soldiers - Biography. | Medal of Honor - Biography. | Soldat | Sezessionskrieg | United States. Army - African American troops - Biography. | United States. Army - African American troops - History - 19th century. | United States. Army - History - Civil War, 1861-1865.
Regions: United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Participation, African American. | United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Biography. | United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Campaigns. | United States. | Schwarze.
Genres: Biographies. | Biography. | History. | Nonfiction. | Biographies.
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Main Author: Claxton, Melvin, 1958-
Physical Description: viii, 231 pages ; 22 cm
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-217) and index.
ISBN: 0471468231 (cloth)
9780471468233 (cloth)
Summary: The gripping saga of the band of black soldiers who helped turn the tide of war After much agonizing, Christian Fleetwood, a free 23-year-old black man living in Baltimore during the Civil War, made a momentous and difficult decision: he enlisted. Uncommon Valor tells the dramatic story of Fleetwood and the other black farmers, laborers, and tradesmen who bravely risked their lives to end slavery and win respect for their race at a time when much of America shunned them. When the country that oppressed and despised them called them to serve, they became heroes of the highest order. Many of the events in this powerful tale of war, heroism, and liberation are seen through the eyes of those who lived through them, thanks to the detailed letters and diaries they left behind. Melvin Claxton (Detroit, MI), a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, and Mark Puls (Detroit, MI) are both investigative reporters with the Detroit News. -- Publishers description.
Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865)
Other Names: Puls, Mark, 1963-
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