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Sixth Regiment, United States Colored Troops

Sixth Regiment, United States Colored Troops

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19 pp. First edition.

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Goulding, Joseph Hiram. A MONTH ON A TRANSPORT. READ BEFORE THE VERMONT COMMANDERY OF THE LOYAL LEGION BY COMPANION JOSEPH H. GOULDING, FIRST LIEUTENANT, SIXTH REGIMENT, U. S. C. T.  [Place of publication not identified, 1895?]. 19 pp.

First edition. War Paper No. 5 Vermont Commandery of the Loyal Legion. Read May 4, 1895. Original printed wrappers. A very good copy. One of only six War Papers issued by the Vermont Commandery.

This address gives an account of the transporting of the Sixth Regiment, United States Colored Troops from Virginia to the area around Fort Fisher, North Carolina.

This unit was assigned to the newly formed XXV Corps and took part in the failed attack on Fort Fisher, North Carolina at the end of 1864 and the successful Second Battle of Fort Fisher in early January, 1865, including the final assault and capture on the 15th.

The Sixth then saw action at Sugar Hill and took part in the Battle of Wilmington at Fort Anderson and the capture of Wilmington city. In March 1865, the Sixth Regiment was reassigned to the X Corps and took part in General William T. Sherman’s Carolinas Campaign, seeing action in Kinston and Goldsboro.

This work provides good details on how Colored Troops intermingled with white officers and worked very well together as a unit.

Quite scarce. Not in THORNTON: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF NORTH CAROLINA or WORK: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE NEGRO. DORNBUSCH II, UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS, 1724. NICHOLSON p.569. 

 

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