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These pages record some of the adventures of the First South Carolina Volunteers, the first slave regiment mustered into the service of the United States during the late civil war. It was, indeed, the first colored regiment of any kind so mustered, except a portion of the troops raised by Major-General Butler at New Orleans. These scarcely belonged to the same class, however, being recruited from the free colored population of that city, a comparatively self-reliant and educated race. (From the text)

Army Life in a Black Regiment by Thomas Wentworth Higginson Loyal Books

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These pages record some of the adventures of the First South Carolina Volunteers, the first slave regiment mustered into the service of the United States during the late civil war. It was, indeed, the first colored regiment of any kind so mustered, except a portion of the troops raised by Major-General Butler at New Orleans. These scarcely belonged to the same class, however, being recruited from the free colored population of that city, a comparatively self-reliant and educated race. (From the text)

    01 Introductory

    01 Introductory

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    • 9 min
    02 Camp Diary

    02 Camp Diary

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    • 40 min
    03 Up the St Marys

    03 Up the St Marys

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    • 40 sec
    04 Up the St Johns

    04 Up the St Johns

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    • 57 min
    05 Out on Picket

    05 Out on Picket

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    • 39 min
    06 A Night in the Water

    06 A Night in the Water

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    • 26 min

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