The Battle of New Market Heights: Freedom Will Be Theirs by the Sword (Hardcover)

The Battle of New Market Heights: Freedom Will Be Theirs by the Sword By James S. Price, Douglas W. Bostick (Editor), O. James Lighthizer (Foreword by) Cover Image
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In the predawn darkness of September 29, 1864, black Union soldiers attacked a heavily fortified position on the outskirts of the Confederate capital of Richmond. In a few hours of desperate fighting, these African American soldiers struck a blow against Robert E. Lee's vaunted Army of Northern Virginia and proved to detractors that they could fight for freedom and citizenship for themselves and their enslaved brethren. For fourteen of the black soldiers who stormed New Market Heights that day, their bravery would be awarded with the nation's highest honor the Congressional Medal of Honor. With vivid firsthand accounts and meticulous tactical detail, James S. Price brings the Battle of New Market Heights into brilliant focus with maps by master cartographer Steven Stanley.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781540205056
ISBN-10: 1540205053
Publisher: History Press Library Editions
Publication Date: September 9th, 2011
Pages: 130
Language: English