By James Henry Gooding
Here's a bright, unforgettable portrait of the Civil battle as obvious throughout the eloquent letters written through a black soldier within the Massachusetts 54th Regiment--the well known regiment featured within the highly-acclaimed motion picture Glory. Gooding's clever, witty and opinionated observations of army existence and the behavior of conflict is impossible to resist.
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