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Guidon Books Presents ...
The Buffalo Soldiers

The Black Cavalry troopers, called "Buffalo Soldiers" by their Indian adversaries, played a vital role in the settlement of the American West. Here is a selection of titles to help you learn more about their exploits.

Of course, the Indian Wars were not the first time that Black Troops fought together in organized units. Many black soldiers fought in the American Civil War. We are adding a new selection on African-American soldiers during the Civil War and as a bonus we have included books about the Black Cowboys in the American West.


 

Guidon Books is pleased to present a monthly discussion group on Civil War topics.  There are no fees or dues, just a willingness to read and discuss the monthly topic in a friendly setting.  Meeting location is Guidon Books, 7109 E. 2nd Street, downtown Scottsdale @ 6:30 pm

The Civil War Discussion Group is ready for the Fall. We are changing the meeting dates to follow the Scottsdale Civil War Round Table Speakers and our topics will tend to follow the presentations.

Please stop by for a visit.

All Scottsdale Civil War Round Table members receive a 10% discount


 

Revised November 11, 2014

    * Denotes Southwest Books of the Year selection

  1. African Americans in the West. Full issue, of the Journal of the West, Spring 2005. Articles by different historians from the nineteenth to twentieth century. Soft cover. $12.50

  2. African Americans on the Great Plains: An Anthology. Edited with an introduction by Bruce A. Glasrud & Charles A. Braithwaite. Originally published over a span of twenty-five years in Great Plains Quarterly, the essays collected here describe the part African Americans played on the frontier army and as homesteaders, community builders, and activists. University of Nebraska Press, 2009. Soft cover. $35.00

  3. SOLD Amos, Preston E. Above and Beyond in the West: Black Medal of Honor Winners, 1870 - 1890. Contains illustrations and stories of the winners. The Great Western Series, No. 12. Potomac Corral, the Westerners, 1974. Wraps. $25.00

  4. Bigelow, John, Jr. Lt. On the Bloody Trail of Geronimo. A soldier's journal account of the Apache Campaign of 1886 as fought by the Buffalo Soldiers of the famed 10th Cavalry. Foreword, introduction and Notes by Arthur Woodward. Westernlore Press, 1986. $24.95 *

  5. SOLD Bigelow, John, Jr. Garrison Tangles in the Friendless Tenth: The Journal of First Lieutenant John Bigelow, Jr., Fort Davis, Texas. Douglas C. McChristian, ed. J. M. Carroll & Co., 1985. Wraps. $35.00

  6. SOLD Billington, Monroe Lee, and Roger D. Hardaway, editors. African Americans on the Western Frontier. First edition. University Press of Colorado, 1998. Dust jacket. $28.00

  7. billington african amer Billington, Monroe Lee, and Roger D. Hardaway, editors. African Americans on the Western Frontier. University Press of Colorado, 2001. Soft cover. $21.95

  8. SOLD Billington, Monroe Lee. New Mexico's Buffalo Soldiers 1866 - 1900. 1st edition. Marking on front endsheet. University Press of Colorado, 1991. Dust jacket. $50.00

  9. Billington, Monroe Lee. New Mexico's Buffalo Soldiers 1866-1900. One of the best accounts of the Black Soldiers on the New Mexico frontier. University Press of Colorado, 1991. Soft cover. $23.95

  10. Bourke, John G. General Crook in the Indian Country. With Frederic Remington's A Scout with the Buffalo - Soldiers. Filter Press, 1974. Wraps. $10.00 *

  11. Brothers to the Buffalo Soldiers: Perspectives on the African American Militia and Volunteers, 1865-1917. Edited by Bruce A. Glasrud. A collection of articles that offers insights into the varied experiences of black militia units in the post Civil War period. University of Missouri Press, 2011. Dust jacket. $39.95

  12. Buckley, Gail. American Patriots: The Story of Blacks in the Military from the Revolution to Desert Storm. Foreword by David Halberstam. Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. Includes chapters on Buffalo soldiers and Civil War actions. Random House, 2002. Soft cover. $17.00

  13. *Buffalo Soldiers in the West: A Black Soldiers Anthology. Edited by Bruce A. Glasrud and Michael N. Searles. Focuses on the careers and accomplishments of black soldiers, and offering insights into the social, cultural and communal lives. Texas A&M University Press, 2007. Dust jacket. $40.00

  14. *Buffalo Soldiers in the West: A Black Soldiers Anthology. Edited by Bruce A. Glasrud and Michael N. Searles. Focuses on the careers and accomplishments of black soldiers, and offering insights into the social, cultural and communal lives. Texas A&M University Press, 2007. Soft cover. $19.95

  15. SOLD Burton, Art T. Black, Buckskin, and Blue: African-American Scouts and Soldiers on the Western Frontier. First edition. Eakin Press, 1999. $24.95

  16. Carroll, John M. ed. The Black Military Experience in the American West. Tells the imporant role of the black man in the military and paramilitary history of the West. A special feature of this volume is the reproduction of an extraordinary collection of art dealing with the Buffalo soldiers - by such artists as Remington, Russell, Paul Rossi, Jose Cisneros, Nick Eggenhoffer, and others. Signed presentation copy to Frank McCarthy. 1st edition. Liveright, 1971. Dust jacket with minor wear. $150.00

  17. Carroll, John M. Buffalo Soldiers West. Western artists depicting the Buffalo Soldier. Signed by Carroll with an original pen and ink sketch by Chuck Kemper, one of the artists. Old Army Press, 1971. Dust jacket. $300.00

  18. Carroll, John M. Buffalo Soldiers West. Western artists depicting the Buffalo Soldier. Presentation copy to Frank McCarthy, signed by Carroll. Old Army Press, 1971. Dust jacket with small tear in upper right corner. $75.00

  19. Carlson, Paul H. The Buffalo Soldier Tragedy of 1877. The story of the failed expedition on the Llano Estacado in Texas, pursuing a band of raiding Comanches. Texas A&M University Press, 2003. Dust jacket. $24.95

  20. SOLD Cashin, Herschel V. Under Fire with the Tenth U.S. Cavalry. Introduction by Richard N. Ellis. First published in 1899, it is a classic history describing the military service from the Indian campaigns to the Spanish-American War. University Press of Colorado, 1993. Soft cover. $30.00

  21. Christian, Garna L. Black Soldiers in Jim Crow Texas 1899-1917. Traces the relationship of the four black military regiments, the 24th and 25th Infantries and the 9th and 10th Cavalries, with white civilian communities between the Spanish-American War and WWI. 1st Edition. Texas A&M University Press, 1995. Dust jacket. $35.00

  22. Cox, Clinton. The Forgotten Heroes: The Story of the Buffalo Soldiers. Story of the black cavalrymen who went West. Scholastic, 1993. Soft cover. $5.00

  23. SOLD Cusic, Don. The Trials of Henry Flipper, First Black Graduate of West Point. This biography uses military reports, newspaper articles and Flipper's autobiography to discuss the circumstances of his court-martial. McFarland, 2009. Soft cover. $35.00

  24. Dobak, William A. and Thomas D. Phillips. The Black Regulars 1866-1898. Based on exhaustive research in documents never before exploited, this volume offers fresh perspectives on black slodiers and overturns many long-held assumptions. University of Oklahoma Press, 2001. Dust jacket. $34.95

  25. SOLD Durham, Philip and Everett L. Jones. The Negro Cowboys. African-American cowboys played an integral part in the building of the American West. Dodd, Mead & Co., 1965. Dust jacket. $30.00

  26. Durham, Philip and Everett L. Jones. The Negro Cowboys. African-American cowboys played an integral part in the building of the American West. University of Nebraska Press. Soft cover. $19.95

  27. Eppinga, Jane. Henry Ossian Flipper: West Point's First Black Graduate. Republic of Texas Press, 1996. Soft cover. $12.95

  28. SOLD Field, Ron. Buffalo Soldiers 1866 - 91. Illustrated by Richard Hool. African American soldiers played a decisive role in the US Army on the western frontier during the Plains War. This book tells the story of these soldiers who, until the early 1890s, constituted 20 % of all active forces on duty in the American West. Elite No. 107. Osprey, 2004. Soft cover. $17.95

  29. SOLD Field, Ron. Buffalo Soldiers 1892-1918 . Illustrated by Richard Hool. African American soldiers played an important part in the US military, taking part in the campaigns in the Spanish American War, insurrectionists in the Philippines and Mexican raiders, while also distinguishing themselves in the trenches during World War I. Elite No. 134. Osprey, 2005. Soft cover. $17.95

  30. SOLD Finely, James P. Huachuca Illustrated Buffalo Soldiers at Huachuca. (1996) $9.95 Magazine Vol 1

  31. SOLD Finely, James P. Huachuca Illustrated Buffalo Soldiers at Huachuca. (1996) $9.95 Magazine Vol 2

  32. SOLD Finely, James P. Huachuca Illustrated Buffalo Soldiers at Huachuca. (1996) $9.95 Magazine Vol 3

  33. SOLD Flipper, Henry O. Black Frontiersman: The Memoirs of Henry O. Flipper. Theodore D. Harris, compiler. Texas Christian University Press, 1997. Dust jacket. $22.95

  34. Flipper, Henry O. Black Frontiersman: The Memoirs of Henry O. Flipper. Theodore D. Harris, compiler. Texas Christian University Press, 1997. Soft cover. $19.95

  35. Fowler, Arlen L. The Black Infantry in the West 1869-1891. A welcome supplement to the once meager store of information on blacks in the American military. University of Oklahoma Press. Soft cover. $19.95

  36. Good, Donnie D. The Buffalo Soldier. Information on the Buffalo soldiers with illustrations by Paul Rossi. Signed by the artist. American Scene, 1970. Soft cover, oversize. $25.00

  37. Harris, Richard E. Black Heritage in Arizona. First edition. 1977. Wraps. $25.00

  38. SOLD Harris, Richard E. The First 100 Years: A History of Arizona Blacks. Relmo Publishers, 1983. Soft cover. $22.50

  39. Hooker, Forrestine C. Child of the Fighting Tenth: On the Frontier with the Buffalo Soldiers. Edited by Steve Wilson. Written by the daughter of an officer with the Tenth U.S. Cavalry, this is the compelling yet humorous stoies that capture the drama of the settlement of the Southwest, including the capture of Geronimo. Oxford University Press, 2003. Dust jacket. $25.00

  40. Hooker, Forrestine C. Child of the Fighting Tenth: On the Frontier with the Buffalo Soldiers. Edited by Steve Wilson. Written by the daughter of an officer with the Tenth U.S. Cavalry, this is the compelling yet humorous stoies that capture the drama of the settlement of the Southwest, including the capture of Geronimo. University of Oklahoma Press, 2011. Soft cover. $19.95

  41. SOLD James, Jennifer C. A Freedom Bought with Blood: African American War Literature from the Civil War to World War II. A collection of essays and memoirs. University of North Carolina Press, 2007. Black cloth. $65.00

  42. Katz, William Loren. Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage. Through careful research, this book reveals how black and red people learned to live and work together. Young adult. Atheneum, 1986. Dust jacket. $15.95

  43. Katz, William Loren. The Black West. Reprint. Simon & Schuster, 1996. Soft cover. $14.00

  44. Katz, William Loren. The Black West. Previous owner's inscription on front endsheet. Doubleday & Co., 1971. Gold cloth faded. $30.00

  45. newbook cover Kenner, Charles L. Buffalo Soldiers and Officers of the Ninth Cavalry, 1867-1898: Black and White Together. A pioneering history of the Buffalo Soldiers’ officers and men on the Western frontier. University of Oklahoma Press, 2014. Soft cover. $19.95 *

  46. SOLD Kinevan, Marcos. Frontier Cavalryman: Lieutenant John Bigelow with the Buffalo Soldiers in Texas. A West Point graduate who served with the 10th Cavalry. Texas Western Press, 1998. Dust jacket. $40.00

  47. SOLD Langellier, John P. Men A- Marching: The African American Soldier in the West, 1866-1896. Combat History Series. Numerous illustrations and photographs. Steven Wright Publishing, 1995. Wraps. $14.95

  48. Leckie, William H. The Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Negro Cavalry in the West. University of Oklahoma Press, (1967). Soft cover. $19.95

  49. Leckie, William H. with Shirley A. Leckie. The Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Negro Cavalry in the West. 2d printing. University of Oklahoma Press, 1967. Dust jacket. $25.00

  50. book cover Leckie, William H. with Shirley A. Leckie. The Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Black Cavalry in the West. Revised edition. University of Oklahoma Press, 2003. Soft cover. $19.95 *

  51. Leiker, James N. Racial Borders: Black Soldiers Along the Rio Grande. Book establishes the army's fundamental role in transforming the Rio Grande from a "frontier" into a "border". A well crafted, sophisticated study of race and class relations along the lower Rio Grande. 2d printing. Texas A&M University Press, 2010. Soft cover. $19.95

  52. Leonard, Elizabeth D. Men of Color to Arms!: Black Soldiers, Indian Wars and the Quest for Equality. The story of the black soldiers who helped save the Union, conquer the West and build the Nation. 1st edition. Norton, 2010. Dust jacket. $27.95

  53. Leonard, Elizabeth D. Men of Color to Arms!: Black Soldiers, Indian Wars and the Quest for Equality. The story of the black soldiers who helped save the Union, conquer the West and build the Nation. 1st Nebraska printing. University of Nebraska Press, 2012. Soft cover. $19.95

  54. Massey, Sara R., ed. Black Cowboys of Texas. Introduction by Alwyn Barr. The seminal work on Black cowboys. Texas A&M University Press, 2005. Soft cover. $19.95

  55. Matthews, James T. Fort Concho. An illustrated history of this historic Army post on the Texas plateau where the North and Middle Concho rivers join. Ranald Mackenzie's Fourth Cavalry and Col. Grierson's Tenth Cavalry of buffalo soldiers were stationed at Fort Concho. Texas State Historical Association, 2005. Soft cover. $9.95

  56. Nankivell, John H. Buffalo Soldier Regiment: History of the Twenty-fifth United States Infantry, 1869-1926. Introduction by Quintard Taylor, Jr. Drawing on a wealth of official records, reports, and personal recollections, this book reconstructs the experiences of the 25th Regiment from its formation in 1869 through its service in the border town of Nogales, Arizona, in 1926. Reprint. University of Nebraska Press, 2001. Soft cover. $18.95

  57. Nankivell, John H., comp. & edited. The History of the Twenty-Fifth Regiment United States Infantry 1869-1926. Introduction by John M. Carroll. Contains a history of the regment along with a number of appendices containing general orders and histories of the commanders. Regular Regiments Series. Illustrated with a painting by Nick Eggenhoffer. Old Army Press, 1972. Blue cloth. $40.00 *

  58. Pelz, Ruth. Black Heroes of the Wild West. (Juvenile) First edition. Open Hand Publishing, 1990. $10.95

  59. Price, Ethel Jackson. Fort Huachuca: Images of America. Illustrated history of this military post long associated with the Buffalo Soldiers. Arcadia, 2004. Soft cover. $19.95 *

  60. SOLD Ricks, Lucille. A Buffalo Soldier's Legacy. Signed by the author. Buffalo Soldier Press, 1994. Wraps. $12.00

  61. SOLD Robinson, Charles M. The Court Martial of Lieutenant Henry Flipper. Exhaustive stury, using the court-martial records and other military sources to assess the proceedings. Texas Western Press, 1994. Soft cover. $12.50

  62. Robinson, Charles M. The Fall of a Black Army Officer: Racism and the Myth of Henry O. Flipper. The author challenges the traditional assumption Flipper was railroaded. This is a complete revision of Robinson's earlier work with extensive research the trial transcript and other documents recently make available. University of Oklahoma Press, 2008. Dust jacket. $29.95

  63. SOLD Ross, Joseph B., comp. Tabular Analysis of the Records of the U.S. Colored Troops and Their Predecessor Units in the National Archives of the United States. Special List No. 33. National Archives and Records Service, 1973. Oversize wraps. $27.50

  64. SOLD Roster of Non-Commissioned Officers of the Tenth U.S. Cavalry. With Some regimental reminiscences, appendixes, etc. connected with the early history of the Regiment, 1897. Introduction by Douglas McChristian. Reprint. J. M. Carroll & Co., 1983. Yellow wraps. $25.00

  65. SOLD Schubert, Frank N. Buffalo Soldiers, Braves and the Brass. Story of Fort Robinson and the black Ninth and Tenth Cavalry Regiments, detailing the men, women and children stationed at the fort and their impact on the region. White Mane, 1993. Dust jacket. $27.95

  66. SOLD Schubert, Frank N., comp. On the Trail of the Buffalo Soldier: Biographies of African Americans in the U.S. Army, 1866-1917. Scholarly Resources, 1996. Red cloth. $100.00

  67. Schubert, Frank N. Voices of the Buffalo Soldier. Draws on a wide variety of periodicals, military records, and letters. It covers such key topics as the legislative origin of the inclusion of black soldiers in the army, the campaigns in which they fought, their daily lives and interactions with white communities. University of New Mexico Press, 2003. Dust jacket. $30.00

  68. Schubert, Frank N. Voices of the Buffalo Soldier. Draws on a wide variety of periodicals, military records, and letters. It covers such key topics as the legislative origin of the inclusion of black soldiers in the army, the campaigns in which they fought, their daily lives and interactions with white communities. University of New Mexico Press, 2008. Soft cover. $21.95

  69. SOLD Scott, Edward Van Zile The Unwept - Black American Soldiers and the Spanish-American War First Edition (1996) 240 pgs $24.95

  70. Shellum, Brian G. Black Cadet in White Bastion: Charles Young at West Point. Biography of the third black graduate of West Point, the first black U.S. military attache, and the highest-ranking black officer in the Regular Army until his death. University of Nebraska Press, 2006. Soft cover. $16.95

  71. book cover Shellum, Brian G. Black Officer in a Buffalo Soldier Regiment: The Military Career of Charles Young. Biography (1864-1922) of the third black graduate of West Point, the first African American national park superintedent and the first African American officer to command a regular Army regiment. Bison original. University of Nebraska Press, 2010. Soft cover. $19.95 *

  72. Todd, Bruce G. Bones Hooks: Pioneer Negro Cowboy. The son of former slaves, Hooks left home to pursue the life of a cowboy, rubbing shoulders with Charles Goodnight, but later becoming a civic and social leader in Amarillo. Pelican Publishing Co., 2005. Dust jacket. $23.00

  73. Tucker, Phillip Thomas. Cathy Williams: From Slave to Female Buffalo Soldier. The story of an exceptional woman whose story is not well known. She became a Buffalo Soldier, serving in one of the six black units formed following the Civil War. 1st edition. Stackpole Books, 2002. Dust jacket. $26.95

  74. SOLD Wharfield, Col. H. B. 10th Cavalry & Border Fights. Ltd. to 300 copies, autographed. Wraps. $50.00

  75. SOLD Wharfield, Harold B. With Scouts and Cavalry at Fort Apache. Edited by John Alexander Carroll. Story of Lt. Wharfield's life and activities at Fort Apache, the 10th Cavalry and history of the Apache Scouts. Arizona Pioneers Historical Society, 1965. Blue cloth with gilt lettering $70.00

  76. SOLD Willard, Tom. Buffalo Soldiers. (Historical Fiction) First edition. Tom Doherty Associates Book, 1996. Dust jacket. $35.00

  77. Wooster, Robert. Frontier Crossroads: Fort Davis and the West. History of the military garrisons of Fort Davis, detailing a rich mosaic of nineteenth-century American life - which included the Buffalo soldier regiments. 1st edition. Texas A&M University Press, 2006. Dust jacket. $24.95



CIVIL WAR

  1. SOLD Archambault, Alan. Black Soldiers in the Civil War. Bellerophon Books (Juvenile) 1995. Wraps. $3.95

  2. Bacon, Edward W. Double Duty in the Civil War: The Letters of Sailor and Soldier Edward W. Bacon. Edited by George S. Burkhardt. Provides insights into the life of a young man who served as both a captain's clerk in the U.S. Navy (USS Iroquois) and as an officer in two black regiments, 29th Connecticuty Infanty and the 117th U.S. Colored Infantry. Southern Illinois University Press, 2009. Dust jacket. $27.95

  3. Beecham, Robert. As If It Were Glory: Robert Beecham's Civil War From the Iron Brigade to the Black Regiments. Edited by Michael E. Stevens. Serving from May 1861 through the end of the war, Beecham saw action with the 2nd Wisconsin at Chancellorsville and at Gettysburg, where he was taken prisoner by the Confederates. After being exchanged, he was promoted to first lieutenant in a black regiment. He led the men of the 23rd USCT in fierce fighting at the Battle of the Crater. Madison House, 1998. Dust jacket. $28.95

  4. SOLD Bilby, Joseph G. Forgotten Warriors: New Jersey's African American Soldiers in the Civil War. Using contemporary letters, diaries, memoirs, official records and other sources, Bilby details the tragedies and triumphs of New Jersey's black soldiers. Longstreet House, 1993. Wraps. $7.95

  5. Black Confederates. Compiled and edited by Charles Kelly Barrow, J. H. Segars and R. B. Rosenburg. Using correspondence, military records, narrative reminiscences, newspapers, the story is told of Black Americans serving in the Confederacy. Pelican, 2004. Soft cover. $17.95

  6. Black Southerners in Confederate Armies: A Collection of Historical Accounts. Compiled and edited by J. H. Segars and Charles Kelly Barrow. Readers will be intrigued by the little-known stories of these Black Confederates. Pelican, 2012. Soft cover. $18.95

  7. Brasher, Glenn David. The Peninsula Campaign & the Necessity of Emancipation: African Americans & the Fight for Freedom. Brasher focuses on the slaves themselves to show the Peninsula Campaign was more important that the Battle of Antietam in bringing about the decision for emancipation. 1st edition. University of North Carolina Press, 2012. Dust jacket. $39.95

  8. Brasseaux, Carl A., et. al. Creoles of Color in the Bayou Country. This book constitutes the first serious historical examination of a distinctive multiracial society and its notable contributions to Louisiana's development. University Press of Mississippi, 1994. Dust jacket. $32.50

  9. Brewer, James H. The Confederate Negro: Virginia's Craftsmen and Military laborers, 1861-1865. Brought to light the little-known contributions of Virginia's African-Americans, free and slave, to the Confederacy. Originally printed in 1969. University of Alabama Press, 2007. Soft cover. $29.95

  10. SOLD Chenery, William H. The Fourteenth Regiment Rhode Island Heavy Artillery (colored) in the War the Preserve the Union 1861-1865. Negro Universities Press, 1969. $35.00

  11. Cimprich, John. Fort Pillow, A Civil War Massacre, and Public Memory. Covers the entire history of Fort Pillow, including its construction by Confederates, its capture and occupation by Federals, the massacre, and the ongoing debates surrounding that affair. Louisiana State University Press, 2005. Dust jacket. $29.95

  12. Claxton, Melvin and Mark Puls. Uncommon Valor: A Story of Race, Patriotism, and Glory in the Final Battles of the Civil War. The inspiring story of ordinary farmers, laborers, and tradesmen who were willing to sacrifice their lives to end slavery and win respect for their race; includes stories of the African Americans who received the Congressional Medal of Honor. John Wiley & Sons, 2006. Dust jacket. $24.95

  13. Cornish, Dudley Taylor. The Sable Arm: Black Troops in the Union Army, 1861-1865. Foreword by Herman Hattaway. "One of the one hundred best books ever written on the Civil War." University of Kansas Press, 1987. Soft cover. $9.95

  14. Daniels, Col. Nathan W. Thank God My Regiment an African One: The Civil War Diary of Colonel Nathan W. Daniels. Edited by C. P. Weaver. The white commanding officer of the 2nd Louisiana Native Guard Volunteers, a black regiment, with his men, were moved to Ship Island, away from mainland military activity. Louisiana State University Press, 1998. Dust jacket. $26.95

  15. Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave. Edited by Benjamin Quarles. Previous owner's stamp on front endsheet. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1971. Soft cover. $7.50

  16. Duncan, Russell. Where Death and Glory Meet: Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Infantry. Biography of Shaw, based on his letters home. Shaw led the North's first black regiment. University of Georgia Press, 1999. Soft cover. $15.95

  17. SOLD Edwards, Harry Stillwell. Eneas Africanus. Extracts from the Atlanta Constitution, 1872. J.W. Burke Co., 1922. Green Wraps. $12.50

  18. Fuchs, Richard L. An Unerring Fire: The Massacre at Fort Pillow. The Union called it a massacre - the Confederacy called it a necessity - this volume offers a critical examination of what remains a controversial episode of the Civil War. 1st edition. Stackpole Books, 2002. Dust jacket. $22.95

  19. Gladstone, William. Men of Color. A history of the African-American soldiers and their units during the Civil War. Contains numerous illustrations. Thomas Publications, 1993. Soft cover. $17.95

  20. Glatthaar, Joseph T. Forged in Battle: The Civil War Alliance of Black Soldiers and White Officers. The Free Press, 1990. Dust jacket. $24.95

  21. Gooding, Corporal James Henry. On the Altar of Freedom: A Black Soldier's Civil War Letters from the Front. Edited by Virginia M. Adams, foreword by James M. McPherson. A member of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, the first and most renowned of the 166 black regiments that served in the Union Army. 1st edition. Warner Books, 1991. Soft cover. $15.00

  22. Hansen, Joyce. Between 2 Fires: Black Soldiers in the Civil War. Recreates the dramatic and neglected history of the 180,000 men of African descent - a full 10 percent of the Union Army - who fought in America's Civil War. 1st edition. Franklin Watts, 1993. Dust jacket. $27.50

  23. SOLD Haskins, Jim. Black, Blue & Gray: African Americans in the Civil War. This stunning book brings young reader face-to-face with the African Americans who fought - a journey through the war's causes, influences, and conditions as seen from the point of view of black people. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1998. Dust jacket. $16.00

  24. Higgins, Billy D. A Stranger and a Journer: Peter Caulder, Free Black Frontiersman in Antebellum Arkansas. The extraordinary story of a free African American settler in the Arkansas Territory who served as a rifleman in the War of 1812. University of Arkansas Press, 2004. Dust jacket. $34.95

  25. Higginson, Thomas Wentworth. Army Life in a Black Regiment. With an introduction by Howard Mumford Jones. Here are the adventures of the First South Carolina Volunteers, the first slave regiment mustered into the service of the United States during the Civil War. Michigan State University Press, 1960. Dust jacket. $20.00

  26. Higginson, Thomas Wentworth. Army Life in a Black Regiment. With an introduction by Howard N. Meyer. Story of the First South Carolina Volunteers, the first slave regiment mustered into the service of the United States during the Civil War. Norton, 1984. Soft cover. $9.95

  27. Hollandsworth, James G., Jr. The Louisiana Native Guards: The Black Military Experience During the Civil War. The first account to examine the Native Guard veterans who took up the struggle forcivil rights. 1st printing. Louisiana State University Press, 1995. Dust jacket. $24.95

  28. Jenkins, Wilbert L. Climbing Up to Glory: A Short History of African Americans During the Civil War and Reconstruction. A moving historical account of African-Americans life and social struggles during the difficult transistion from enslavement to freedom, blending primary and secondary sources. SR Books, 2002. Soft cover. $21.95

  29. Lardas, Mark. African American Soldier in the Civil War USCT 1862-1866. Oprey Warrior No. 114. Illustrated by Peter Dennis. Illustrated history. Osprey, 2006. Soft cover. 17.96

  30. Longacre, Edward G. A Regiment of Slaves: The 4th United States Colored Infantry, 1863-1866. The 4th saw much action in the eastern theater of operations. There numbers were drawn largely from freedmen and liberated slaves in the Middle Atlantic and New England states and served with General Butler's Army of the James. Citing recently discovered and never-before published accounts, Longacre combines political and social history to analyze the motives of the African-American enlisted men. Stackpole Books, 2003. Dust jacket. $27.95

  31. SOLD Main, Ed. M. The Story of the Marches, Battles and Incidents of the Third United States Colored Cavalry: A Fighting Regiment in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-5. With official orders and reports relating thereto, compiled from the Rebellion Records. Reprint. Negro Universities Press, 1970. $70.00

  32. Mays, Thomas D. The Saltville Massacre. Account from eyewitness reports of the raid at Saltville and killing by Confederate ruffians of the 5th U.S. Colored Cavalry. Ryan Place Publishers, 1995. Soft cover. $11.95

  33. McPherson, James M. Marching Toward Freedom: Blacks in the Civil War 1861-1865. Drawn mostly from eyewitness accounts, as well as newspaper articles, abolitionist diaries, slave tales and marching songs, McPherson's account of blacks' role in the Civil War tells the gripping story of the African-American fight for freedom. Facts on File, 1991. Dust jacket. $16.95

  34. Miller, Edward A., Jr. The Black Civil War Soldiers of Illinois: The Story of the Twenty-ninth U.S. Colored Infantry. Under the command of John Armstrong Bross, the Twenty-ninth took part in the famous Battle of the Crater at Petersburg, joined Grant's forces in the siege of Richmond, and stood on the battlefield when Lee surrendered at Appomattox. In this comprehensive examination of the unit's composition, contribution, and postwar fate, Miller demonstrates the value of the Twenty-ninth for understanding the experience of African American soldiers during the Civil War, including the prejudice that shaped their service. University of South Carolina Press, 1998. Dust jacket. $29.95

  35. Paradis, James M. African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign. One of the first works to examine this overlooked topic, bringing to light the many ways that Black Americans participated in the crucial battle. Scarecrow Press, 2005. Soft cover. $24.95

  36. Paradis, James M. Strike the Blow for Freedom: The 6th United States Colored Infantry in the Civil War. This regiment dug the infamous Dutch Gap Canal, moving tons of earth by hand as Confederate shells fell and the became involved in the crucial campaigns against Petersburg and Richmond. White Mane Books, 1998. Dust jacket. $29.95

  37. Ramold, Steven J. Slaves Sailors Citizens: African Americans in the Union Navy. Richly detailed history of the free blacks and "contraband" slaves who joined the navy during the war and were essential to Northern victories at sea. Northern Illinois University Press, 2002. Dust jacket. $32.00

  38. Redkey, Edwin S., ed. A Grand Army of Black Men. A collection of 129 letters written by black soldiers to black and abolitionist newspapers provides a unique expression of the black voice that was meant for a public forum. First Edition. Cambridge University Press. 1992. Dust jacket. $35.00

  39. Reid, Richard M. Freedom for Themselves: North Carolina's Black Soldiers in the Civil War Era. The definitive history of North Carolina's four black regiments, developing a composite view of black troops recruited in the South. University of North Carolina Press, 2008. Dust jacket. $40.00

  40. SOLD Shaffer, Donald R. After the Glory: The Struggles of Black Civil War Veterans. This illuminating study shines a bright light on a previously obscure part of African-American history, revealing for the first time black veterans' valiant but often frustrating efforts to secure true autonomy and equality as civilians. Shaffer chronicles the postwar transition of black veterans from the Union army to the subsequent life patterns. University Press of Kansas, 2004. Dust jacket. $34.95

  41. Shaw, Robert Gould. Blue-Eyed Child of Fortune: The Civil War Letters of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. Edited by Russell Duncan and foreword by William S. McFeely. This highly perceptive collection of letters reveals a keenly sensitive soldier. University of Georgia Press, 1992. Dust jacket. $35.00

  42. Smith, John David, ed. Black Soldiers in Blue: African American Troops in the Civil War Era. 1st edition. This book makes a worthy contribution, addressing the broad scope of emancipation and black military service and then taking the reader into selected battles and subtopics at much greater depth. 1st edition. University of North Carolina Press, 2002. Dust jacket. $39.95

  43. SOLD Smith, John David, ed. Black Soldiers in Blue: African American Troops in the Civil War Era. 1st edition. This book makes a worthy contribution, addressing the broad scope of emancipation and black military service and then taking the reader into selected battles and subtopics at much greater depth. University of North Carolina Press, 2002. Soft cover. $19.95

  44. Stephens, George E. A Voice of Thunder: The Civil War Letters of George E. Stephens. Edited by Donald Yacovone. A Philadelphia cabinetmaker and a soldier in the famed Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Regiment, Stephens was the most important African-American war correspondent of his era. University of Illinois Press, 1997. Dust jacket. $26.95

  45. Trudeau, Noah Andre. Like Men of War: Black Troops in the Civil War 1862 - 1865. For the first time, a book recounts the complete, battle-by-battle history of the black soldiers. Castle Books. Dust jacket. $29.95 Special $15.00

  46. Ward, Andrew. River Run Red: The Fort Pillow Massacre in the American Civil War. The fullest, most accurate account of the battle written, vividly depicting the incompetence and corruption of Union occupation in Tennessee, the horrors of guerrilla warfare and the pent up bigotry and rage that found its release at Fort Pillow - brining to life the garrison's black soldiers. Viking, 2005. Dust jacket. $29.95

  47. Washington, John. John Washington's Civil War: A Slave Narrative. Edited with an introduction and notes by Crandall Shifflett. A fine and unusual memoir; a primary source for the study of slave life. Louisiana State University Press, 2008. Dust jacket. $36.95

  48. Washington, Versalle F. Eagles on Their Buttons: A Black Infantry Regiment in the Civil War. A fascinating examination of the Fifth Regiment of Infantry United States Colored Troops - the Union Army's first black regiment from Ohio. University of Missouri Press, 1999. Dust jacket. $24.95

  49. Williams, George Washington. A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1865. Originally published in 1888. In this powerful narrative, Williams, who served in the U.S. Colored Troops, tells the battle experiences of the almost 200,000 black men who fought for the Union cause. The new edition of this important text includes an introductory essay by the award-winning historian John David Smith. Fordham Univerity Press, 2012. Soft cover. $25.00

  50. Wilson, Keith P. Campfires of Freedon: The Camp Life of Black Soldiers during the Civil War. One of the most original and important studies of African American soldiers in the Civil War. By vividly portraying the soldiers' camp life and by carefully analyzing their collective memory, the author sets the camp experience in the broader context of social and political change. Kent State University Press, 2002. Dust jacket. $39.00

  51. Zubritsky, John. Fighting Men: A Chronicle of Three Black Civil War Fighting Men. The story of Elijah Dorsey, Fletcher Howard, and Augustus T. Alexander who found that racism in their own army was as stubborn an enemy as the Confederates. `Branden Publishing Company 1994. Dust jacket. $21.95


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