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The Resource Uncommon valor : the story of race, patriotism, and glory in the final battles of the Civil War, Melvin Claxton and Mark Puls

Uncommon valor : the story of race, patriotism, and glory in the final battles of the Civil War, Melvin Claxton and Mark Puls

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Uncommon valor : the story of race, patriotism, and glory in the final battles of the Civil War
Title
Uncommon valor
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the story of race, patriotism, and glory in the final battles of the Civil War
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Melvin Claxton and Mark Puls
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eng
Summary
  • Christian Fleetwood had mixed feelings about America, and America had mixed feelings about him. As a free twenty-three-year-old black man living in Baltimore, with the Civil War raging, he understood well all that was worrisome and all that was inspiring in his war-torn country. A few days after Gettysburg, as his hometown was flooded with horribly wounded soldiers, Fleetwood made a momentous and patriotic decision. He enlisted
  • Uncommon Valor tells the powerful story of how Sergeant Fleetwood and his fellow "colored" troops overcame oppression, suspicion, derision, and a ceaseless torrent of Confederate gunfire to overrun a heavily fortified rebel position against impossible odds. For outstanding bravery and devotion beyond the call of duty, Fleetwood and thirteen of his comrades were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor
  • Based on personal diaries, letters, and other firsthand accounts, this riveting tale takes you deep into the heat of battle and beyond, as these heroic soldiers are forced to fight two wars at once-one against the enemy, the other against their own white commanders and fellow troops
  • The Civil War produced hundreds of heroes and thousands of thrilling accounts of their brave and glorious deeds. None is more moving, compelling, or inspiring than Uncommon Valor
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contains biographical information
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DLC
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Uncommon valor : the story of race, patriotism, and glory in the final battles of the Civil War, Melvin Claxton and Mark Puls
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-217) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The bell tolls : a call for Black troops -- Christian Fleetwood enlists -- The first mission -- Ready and willing : the Cincinnati Brigade -- Hunting guerillas and bushwhackers in North Carolina -- Early skirmishes : raids on Richmond -- Avenging an ambush -- To the front : storming Petersburg -- The fog of war : the Petersburg mine explosion -- The price of honor : heroics at New Market Heights
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ocm58478336
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 231 pages
Isbn
9780471468233
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(cloth)
Lccn
2005006842
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Uncommon valor : the story of race, patriotism, and glory in the final battles of the Civil War, Melvin Claxton and Mark Puls
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The bell tolls : a call for Black troops -- Christian Fleetwood enlists -- The first mission -- Ready and willing : the Cincinnati Brigade -- Hunting guerillas and bushwhackers in North Carolina -- Early skirmishes : raids on Richmond -- Avenging an ambush -- To the front : storming Petersburg -- The fog of war : the Petersburg mine explosion -- The price of honor : heroics at New Market Heights
Control code
ocm58478336
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 231 pages
Isbn
9780471468233
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2005006842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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