Army Life in a Black Regiment


Read by FNH

(4.6 stars; 14 reviews)

These pages record some of the adventures of the First South Carolina Volunteers, the first slave regiment mustered into the service of the United States during the late civil war. It was, indeed, the first colored regiment of any kind so mustered, except a portion of the troops raised by Major-General Butler at New Orleans. These scarcely belonged to the same class, however, being recruited from the free colored population of that city, a comparatively self-reliant and educated race. (From the text) (8 hr 39 min)

Chapters

Introductory 9:05 Read by FNH
Camp Diary 1:40:10 Read by FNH
Up the St. Mary's 1:00:40 Read by FNH
Up the St. John's 57:41 Read by FNH
Out on Picket 39:13 Read by FNH
A Night in the Water 26:24 Read by FNH
Up the Edisto 31:19 Read by FNH
The Baby of the Regiment 20:27 Read by FNH
Negro Spirituals 40:17 Read by FNH
Life at Camp Shaw 19:00 Read by FNH
Florida Again? 15:31 Read by FNH
The Negro as a Soldier 36:40 Read by FNH
Conclusion 6:36 Read by FNH
Appendix 56:51 Read by FNH

Reviews

Insightful View from a soldier perspective.


(5 stars)

I enjoyed the Narrative from the first person point of view.

Re Tripet's review above


(0 stars)

". I WISH A WHITE SYMPATHISER WOULD GET ONE OF THESE BIG WIGS....BECAUSE THEY STILL EXIST THESE DAYS....BLACKEN THEIR SKIN AND WALK THEM THROUGH THOSE PARTS WHERE PEOPLE ARE PREJUDICED AND SEE HOW THEY FEEL. I AM WHITE BY BIRTH, BUT FEEL FOR THOSE NOT BEING THAT FORTUNATE AND HAVE HAD TO SUFFER." And I wish I could grab you and drop you off one balmy evening in some nice black neighborhood, like some of those I know all too well, in say Brooklyn, NY, so you can tell everybody there about how much you love them and how much you hate white people. I could stop by the next morning and pick up what's left of your precious snowflake remains - your gizzard and some chicken bones - and deliver it to your next of kin.

Very informative Civil War story


(5 stars)

Even though I tried to give this book 5 stars the application kept changing it to 4.5. I enjoyed every minute of this book. The reader was articulate and his timing was perfect. I thoroughly enjoy hearing a man read a book that was written in the first person by a man. Nevermind that this volume is aged. It is as though the reader could also be the writer and is just telling me the story first hand. I can get lost in a reading such as this one.

AN EYE OPENER.


(5 stars)

I FOUND THIS BOOK MOST INTERESTING, SO MANY PEOPLE ARE NOT AWARE OF THE CRUELTY SOME GOVERNMENTS CAN INFLICT ON INNOCENT PEOPLE. I WISH A WHITE SYMPATHISER WOULD GET ONE OF THESE BIG WIGS....BECAUSE THEY STILL EXIST THESE DAYS....BLACKEN THEIR SKIN AND WALK THEM THROUGH THOSE PARTS WHERE PEOPLE ARE PREJUDICED AND SEE HOW THEY FEEL. I AM WHITE BY BIRTH, BUT FEEL FOR THOSE NOT BEING THAT FORTUNATE AND HAVE HAD TO SUFFER.


(4 stars)

firstly great job by the narrator, and I love the sound effects at the beginning. Interesting to hear a story Of the civil was from a different angle. I think it would make a good movie.

Plesant listen, worth the time


(4.5 stars)

Very pleasant listen, well written and exceptionally well read. I enjoy the authors pride in his men a common belief his men are better than any other men regardless of color.

Written by abolitionist


(5 stars)

Seems before its time, with praise of the black race's many fine traits; sincere, not laying it on too thick. Doesn't hit false notes must be unusual, I'm very much afraid.


(4 stars)

good,timely, first hand account of civil war army life.