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Collection Reference Number GLC06192
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1880s 
Title The black phalanx; a history of the negro soldiers of the United States in the wars of 1775-1812, 1861-1865.
Date 1888
Author Wilson, Joseph T. (Joseph Thomas) (1836-1891)  
Document Type Book
Content Description Published by the American Publishing Company. States that Wilson, an African American, served in the 2nd Regiment, Louisiana Native Guard Volunteers, and in the famous 54th Massachusetts Volunteers. Includes text and illustrations related to the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. Contains a photo of Wilson, located opposite to the title page. Wilson dedicates the book to commanders of African American troops, stating "If what I have written shall call to your minds, and present justly to the patriotic public, the indescribably hardships which you endured on the march, in the bivouac, and in the seething flames of the battle's front, my task will have served its purpose." Contains fragile pages, some which appear to be detached from the spine.
Subjects Military History  African American History  African American Troops  African American Author  Revolutionary War  Continental Army  War of 1812  Civil War  Union Forces  
People Wilson, Joseph T. (Joseph Thomas) (1836-1891)  
Place written Hartford, Connecticut
Theme African Americans; The American Civil War; War of 1812
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945