Collection: Stephen Griffin Collection >> Remembering the Battle of the Crater : war as murder / Kevin M....
Remembering the Battle of the Crater :
war as murder /
Kevin M. Levin.
|Main Creator:||Levin, Kevin M., 1969-|
"[The author] addresses the shared recollection of a battle that epitomizes the way Americans have chosen to remember, or in many cases forget, the presence of the USCT [(United States Colored Troops)]. The volume analyzes how the racial component of the war's history was portrayed at various points during the 140 years following its conclusion, illuminating the social changes and challenges experienced by the nation as a whole"--Publisher's description.
New directions in southern history.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-176) and index.
The battle of the Crater is known as one of the Civil War's bloodiest struggles - a Union loss with combined casualties of 5.000, many of whom were members of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) under Union Brigadier General Edward Ferroro. The battle was a violent clash of forces as Confederate soldiers fought for the first time against African-American soldiers with a special animus. After the Union lost the battle, these black soldiers were captured and subject both to extensive abuse and the threat of being returned to slavery in the South.
Physical description: 184 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
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GR 5649: Stephen Griffin Collection
9780813136103 (hardcover ;
0813136105 (hardcover ;
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