Uncommon Valor: A Story of Race, Patriotism, and Glory in the Final Battles of the Civil War

By: Claxton, Melvin; Mark Puls

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Hardcover with dust jacket, 231 pp. Near fine, unread copy with only faint signs of shelf wear. From the publisher: “Christian Fleetwood had mixed feelings about America, and America had mixed feelings about him. As a free twenty-three-year-old black man living in Baltimore, with the Civil War raging, he understood well all that was worrisome and all that was inspiring in his war-torn country. A few days after Gettysburg, as his hometown was flooded with horribly wounded soldiers, Fleetwood made a momentous and patriotic decision. He enlisted. Uncommon Valor tells the powerful story of how Sergeant Fleetwood and his fellow "colored" troops overcame oppression, suspicion, derision, and a ceaseless torrent of Confederate gunfire to overrun a heavily fortified rebel position against impossible odds. For outstanding bravery and devotion beyond the call of duty, Fleetwood and thirteen of his comrades were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Based on personal diaries, letters, and other firsthand accounts, this riveting tale takes you deep into the heat of battle and beyond, as these heroic soldiers are forced to fight two wars at once--one against the enemy, the other against their own white commanders and fellow troops. The Civil War produced hundreds of heroes and thousands of thrilling accounts of their brave and glorious deeds. None is more moving, compelling, or inspiring than Uncommon Valor.”

Title: Uncommon Valor: A Story of Race, Patriotism, and Glory in the Final Battles of the Civil War

Author Name: Claxton, Melvin; Mark Puls

Categories: Civil War,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Hoboken, NJ, Wiley & Sons, Inc.: 2006

ISBN Number: 0471468231

ISBN Number 13: 9780471468233

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 3532