By James S. Price, P. James Lighthizer (Foreword)
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With vivid first hand accounts and meticulous tactical detail, James S. Price brings the Battle of New Market Heights into brilliant focus wit maps by master cartographer Steven Stanley.
Paperback: 128 Pages
Publisher: The History Press; Illustrated Edition, September 2011
Following this historic battle, the United States Colored Troops (USCT) had proven their valor and taken their rightful place amongst heroes in America’s history. In the predawn darkness of September 29, 1864, black Union soldiers attacked a heavily fortified position on the outskirts of the Confederate capital of Richmond.
In a few hours of desperate fighting, these African-American soldiers struck a blow against Robert E. Lee’s vaunted Army of Northern Virginia and proved to detractors that they could fight for freedom and citizenship for themselves and their enslaved brethren. For fourteen of the black soldiers who stormed New Market Heights that day, their bravery would be awarded the nation’s highest honor: The Congressional Medal of Honor. With vivid firsthand accounts and meticulous tactical detail, James S. Price brings the Battle of New Market Heights into brilliant focus with maps by master cartographer Steven Stanley.
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