Blue-eyed child of fortune the Civil War letters of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw by Francis Shaw Sturgis

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Published by University of Georgia Press in Athens .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Shaw, Robert Gould, -- 1837-1863 -- Correspondence,
  • United States. -- Army. -- Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 54th (1863-1865) -- History,
  • Soldiers -- United States -- Correspondence,
  • Soldiers -- Massachusetts -- Correspondence,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives,
  • Massachusetts -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African American,
  • Massachusetts -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African American

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 391-404) and index

Book details

Statementedited by Russell Duncan
ContributionsDuncan, Russell
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiii, 428 p. :
Number of Pages428
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15302698M
ISBN 100820321745
OCLC/WorldCa43681250

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