The Story Behind ‘Deeds of a Colored Soldier during the Rebellion, Volume 1: From the Beginning to Chickamagua’ by F.W. Abel

The motion picture “Glory” was a compelling movie, so compelling that many viewers would probably have taken away the impression that the 54th Massachusetts Regiment was one of the first African-American, or “colored” to use the terminology of the time, unit in the Civil War to be formed and the first unit to see combat. …