Uncommon valor : a story of race, patriotism, and glory in the final battles of the Civil War / Melvin Claxton and Mark Puls.
Author: Claxton, Melvin, 1958-
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2006.
ISBN: 0471468231 (cloth)
Description: viii, 231 p. ; 23 cm.
Subject: United States. Army African American troops Biography.
United States. Army African American troops History 19th century.
United States. Army History Civil War, 1861-1865.
African American soldiers Biography.
Medal of Honor Biography.
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Participation, African American.
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Biography.
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Campaigns.
Contents: The bell tolls : a call for Black troops -- Christian Fleetwood enlists -- The first mission -- Ready and willing : the Cincinnati Brigade -- Hunting guerillas and bushwhackers in North Carolina -- Early skirmishes : raids on Richmond -- Avenging an ambush -- To the front : storming Petersburg -- The fog of war : the Petersburg mine explosion -- The price of honor : heroics at New Market Heights.