Civil War Era Studies
The assault on Battery Wagner: we so often look at that tense moment on a beach in South Carolina from the eyes of the men of the 54th Massachusetts. They hailed from all over the United States. Some were from Pennsylvania, Massachusets, Connecticut - born free and willing to risk it all for the freedom of others. Some were from the American South, former chattel property who had seized their freedom of their own accord. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M., "Slave Revolt at Battery Wagner" (2014). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 50.