BLACK PHALANX A History of the Negro Soldiers of the United States in the wars of 1775-1812 & 1861-1865

The bulk of Wilson’s compelling book concerns African Americans military service during the American Civil War, including the free Blacks who served in the Confederate army: “Descriptions of a number of the battles in which Negro troops took part in the late war of the Rebellion, are given to call attention to the unsurpassed carnage which occurred, and to give them proper place in the war’s history rather than to present a critical account of the battles.”