Semi-History of a Boy-Veteran of the Twenty-Eighth Regiment Illinois Infantry Volunteers, in a Black Regiment: a Diary of 28th Ill. from Organization to Veteranizing History of the Fifth-Eighth Regiment, U.S. Colored Infantry, with Some Closing Reminiscences with the Former, and a Rounding out of My Long Service with the Latter Regiment. Some Startling Incidents of the Great Civil War not heretofore Found in Histories and of Interest to Every Soldier of the Western Army. Sultana Disaster. Explosion of Marshall's Warehouse at Mobile, Ala. Chattanooga Campaign. Meridian Expedition with Expedition from Yazoo City under Colonel Coats, and Expedition from Memphis under General William Sooy Smith. Itinerary of the 17th Army Corps with Full Report of General Marcelus M. Crocker, Commanding Fourth Division

[Denver?]: n.d. [1909?]. Paperback. photos on 5 plates, [2], 41, [1], 54p. Softcover in original wrapper. 23cm. Some chipping at ends of backstrip..Minor stain markings on front cover. Contents sound and clean. A uncommon Civil War item. Hobart enlisted in the 28th Regiment on August 1, 1861 in Vermont, Illinois, eventually attaining the rank of Corporal. He accepted transfer to the 58th Regiment, U.S.; Colored Troops in 1864 and was given the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He served honorably with the regiment which was stationed in Mississippi until mustered out as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1866.Pages 19-41 in the first part deal with the 58th Regiment; the rest of this book deals with the 28th Regiment. Very Good. Item #88189

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