A Most Glorious Fourth

“Fourth Minnesota Regiment Entering Vicksburg” (July 4, 1863) by Francis D. Millet (1846-1912) – This painting is in the Minnesota Historical Society Collections.

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History

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2 comments… add one
  • Pat Young Jul 5, 2012 @ 15:23

    Your book just arrived!

  • Andy Hall Jul 4, 2012 @ 10:46

    The artist, Frank Millet, enlisted as a drummer boy in the 60th Massachusetts Infantry, a short-term unit that saw no combat. According to his obituary, he subsequently served as an “acting assistant contract surgeon” with the Army of the Potomac. He died in the sinking of Titanic.

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