There are a lot of amazing books that have been written with imagination as the driving force, but there is also a lot to be learned from our history… so we figured, given how much people seem to gravitate towards factual books, we would use the shortest month of the year, to share some history books that will hopefully offer some eye opening reading.
[amazon_link asins=’1974169383′ template=’ProductAd’ store=’cheerupfun-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’cee756b3-0639-11e8-bcb0-ed933ff817c6′]In January 1863 the Union War Department authorized the creation of “a special corps” composed of “persons of African descent”—the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, commanded by Col. Robert Gould Shaw.
Hundreds of free blacks enlisted. When the 54th Massachusetts spearheaded the suicidal charge against Fort Wagner on July 18, 1863, the regiment was showered with acclaim, but that defining event was not its only illustrious moment.
After the devastating repulse at Fort Wagner left all of the unit’s ranking officers dead or wounded, Captain Luis Fenellosa Emilio (1844-1918) emerged as the 54th’s acting commander.
Copies of A Brave Black Regiment: The History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1863-1865 have been added to the current CheerUp.Fun Free eBook Collection. The first 100 people to sign up (new collection as of Feb 1) should receive a free copy added to their Kindle Library. To sign up, click this link, and follow the prompts at the Amazon page. Once you have joined the CheerUp.Fun Free eBook Collection, as recommended books are selected and shared during the month, they will be added to your Kindle Library.
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