On the altar of freedom : a black soldier's Civil War letters from the front /

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Main Author: Gooding, James Henry, 1837-1864
Other Authors: Adams, Virginia M.
Format: Book
Published:Amherst, [Mass.] : University of Massachusetts Press, c1991.
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Main Author:Gooding, James Henry, 1837-1864

Gooding's letters to his hometown newspaper in New Bedford, Massachusetts from his enlistment in the US army in February 1863 to his capture a year later, provide a rare perspective of the war. Also includes his letters to Lincoln and others complaining of lower pay for blacks, and six poems. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Physical Description:xxxvii, 139 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:0870237454 (alk. paper) :