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Clinton, Catherine.
New York : Katherine Tegen Books, 2005.
IL K-3
ISBN 0060504293
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Back in the 1860s, the United States almost broke apart to form two countries.  The southern states wanted to break free in order to govern themselves.  They declared was after President Lincoln signed a law to free all the slaves.  Many African Americans who were living in Massachusetts joined the army and vowed to help keep the United States together.  This is the story of the 54th Regiment and their first battle in what would be a long war.
SUBJECTS:     Morris Island, Battle of, S.C., 1863 (July 10-September 7)
                        Carney, William H., 1840-1908.
                        United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 54th (1863-1865)
                        United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African American.
                        Fort Wagner (S.C.)


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