They Were Good Soldiers

About the Author: John U Rees

John Rees has written over 150 articles and monographs since 1990 on various aspects of the common soldiers experience, focusing primarily on the War for Independence Current works and interests include soldiers food 1755 to the present day , female army followers in the American War 1775 1783 , Continental Army conscription 1777 1782 , and officers and enlisted men s campaign equipage, 1775


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  • Paperback
  • 109 pages
  • They Were Good Soldiers
  • John U Rees
  • 23 August 2017
  • 9781911628545

They Were Good Soldiers The Role Of African Americans, Most Free But Some Enslaved, In The Regiments Of The Continental Army Is Not Well Known, Neither Is The Fact That Relatively Large Numbers Served In Southern Regiments And That The Greatest Number Served Alongside Their White Comrades In Integrated Units.The Book Begins By Discussing For Comparison Inclusion And Treatment Of Black Americans By The Various Crown Forces Particularly British And Loyalist Commanders And Military Units The Next Section Discusses Broadly Black Soldiers In The Continental Army, Before Delving Into Each State Each State S Section First Looks At The Continental Regiments In That State S Contingent Throughout The War, And Then Adds Interesting Black Soldiers Pension Narratives Or Portions Thereof The Premise Is To Leave The Reader With Some Insights Into The Common Soldiers Wartime Experiences The Book Ends With A Look Into What African American Veterans Experienced Post War In Their Communities And Home States.There Have Been No Other Book Length Works That Deal With The Wartime Experiences Of Black Continental Soldiers In Detail Additionally, The Use Of Pension Narratives Of Black Soldiers To Gain Personal Data And Hear Them Tell Their Own Stories Is Relatively New, And Compelling.

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