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Author Gooding, James Henry, 1837-1864.
Title On the altar of freedom : a black soldier's Civil War letters from the front / James Henry Gooding ; edited by Virginia Matzke Adams ; foreword by James M. McPherson.
Imprint Amherst, Mass. : University of Massachusetts Press, [1991]
©1991

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Subject Gooding, James Henry, 1837-1864 -- Correspondence.
United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 54th (1863-1865) -- Biography.
African Americans -- Massachusetts -- New Bedford -- Correspondence.
Soldiers -- Massachusetts -- New Bedford -- Correspondence.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African American.
Massachusetts -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African American.
New Bedford (Mass.) -- Biography.
Alt Name Adams, Virginia M.
Description 1 online resource (xxxvii, 139 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Our correspondent, 'J.H.G., ' is a member of Co. C., of the 54th Massachusetts regiment. He is a colored man belonging to this city, and his letters are printed by us, verbatim et literatim, as we receive them. He is a truthful and intelligent correspondent, and a good soldier."--The Editors, New Bedford (Massachusetts) Mercury, August 1863.
Note Print version record.
Contents Looking quite like soldiers -- A first class regiment -- Something stirring to record -- Yankee pandemonium -- A monotonous state of affairs -- Sumter still holds out -- Waiting till something turns up -- I am pained to inform you -- Appendix A: Correspondence in the issue of equal pay -- Appendix B: Six poems composed at sea by Henry Gooding.
ISBN 0585139024 (electronic bk.)
9780585139029 (electronic bk.)
0870237454 (alk. paper)
9781122055420 (electronic bk.)
1122055420 (electronic bk.)
9780870237454
155849202X
9781558492028
OCLC # 44959499
Additional Format Print version: Gooding, James Henry, 1837-1864. On the altar of freedom. Amherst, Mass. : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1991 0870237454 (DLC) 91000039 (OCoLC)23017275.