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Hinsonville's Heroes: Black Civil War Soldiers of Chester County, Pennsylvania
The free black community of Hinsonville sent its sons to serve the Union when called on. As members of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Volunteers, brothers Wesley, William and George Jay survived the bloody battle at Fort Wagner, South Carolina, memorialized in the film Glory. George W. Duffy and Stephen J. Ringgold were part of the only black regiment to lead President Lincoln's funeral procession in Washington. William B. Fitzgerald, Abraham Stout, Samuel H. Blake and Isaac A. Hollingsworth fought with troops who cornered Robert E. Lee's army, forcing surrender at Appomattox Court House. Author Dr. Cheryl Renée Gooch reveals the compelling stories of these brave men and their other Hinsonville comrades.
The History Press
: 9781467139465
: The History Press
: 02/12/2018
: Pennsylvania
: 45 Black And White
: 160
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Cheryl Renée Gooch is an academic leader and published scholar with a passion for cultural history and uncovering aspects of African American history that are lost or forgotten. She is the author of On Africa's Lands: The Forgotten Stories of Two Lincoln Educated Missionaries in Liberia (Lincoln University Press, 2014), which chronicles the experiences of James Ralston Amos and Thomas Henry Amos, former Hinsonville residents. She is a lifetime member of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, where she serves on the Executive Council.
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