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The Resource For their own cause : the 27th United States Colored Troops, Kelly D. Mezurek, (electronic book)

For their own cause : the 27th United States Colored Troops, Kelly D. Mezurek, (electronic book)

Label
For their own cause : the 27th United States Colored Troops
Title
For their own cause
Title remainder
the 27th United States Colored Troops
Statement of responsibility
Kelly D. Mezurek
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The 27th United States Colored Troops (USCT), composed largely of free black Ohio men, served in the Union army from April 1864 to September 1865 in Virginia and North Carolina. It was the first time most members of the unit had traveled so far from home. The men faced daily battles against racism and against inferior treatment, training, and supplies. They suffered from the physical difficulties of military life, the horrors of warfare, and homesickness and worried about loved ones left at home without financial support. Yet their contributions provided a tool that allowed blacks with little military experience, and their families, to demand social acceptance and acknowledgment of their citizenship. Their service did not end when their enlistment was over. After the men of the 27th returned to Ohio, they and their families sought full access to the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments and compensatory citizenship rights for their collective sacrifice. Despite their constant battle against racism, this public behavior benefited the men and their families. It also meant that the African American role in the Union victory remained part of local community remembrance and commemoration. As a result, the experiences of these men from the 27th USCT gave the late-nineteenth-century Ohio black community legitimate hopes for access to equal civil and social rights for all. For Their Own Cause is the first comprehensive history of the 27th USCT. By including rich details culled from private letters and pension files, Mezurek provides more than a typical regimental study; she demonstrates that the lives of the men of the 27th USCT help to explain why in the wars that followed, despite the disappointments and increasingly difficult struggle for African American equality that continued for far too many decades after the promise of the three Civil War--era constitutional amendments, blacks in the United States continued to offer their martial support in the front lines and the back"--Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
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Mezurek, Kelly D
Dewey number
973.7/415
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E492.94 27th
LC item number
.M49 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Civil War in the North
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American soldiers
  • United States
  • Ohio
  • United States
  • United States
Label
For their own cause : the 27th United States Colored Troops, Kelly D. Mezurek, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Free but unequal -- The making of a regiment -- Baptism under fire -- The labors of war -- A soldier's life -- A veteran's life
Control code
EBC4722553
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (365 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781631012228
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
For their own cause : the 27th United States Colored Troops, Kelly D. Mezurek, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Free but unequal -- The making of a regiment -- Baptism under fire -- The labors of war -- A soldier's life -- A veteran's life
Control code
EBC4722553
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (365 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781631012228
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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