Writing interactive assignment #2:
The initial post with with well referenced facts is due by Friday, 11:55 p.m. ET and 2 peer responses are due by Sunday, 11:55 p.m.
Pick one historical figure or group on the list provided–each of these people or groups are connected to African American Military History from 1860 to1865.
Tell the class the history of this person(s) or units as it relates to African American Military History and remember to cite where you found your information. Also read two of your peers Soldier discussions and comment on the units or people they chose in comparison to the ones your wrote about.
Pick wisely!!!..You cannot repeat a person already covered by you in the INITIAL post or another student has claimed in this follow up discussion or points will be taken off for repeating material already covered and you must label your discussion heading with the key figure’s name.
***You can label your heading prior to writing your discussion response…so you can claim the person or regiment before someone else does.
Example of Discussion heading title: 3. USCT 5th Regiment at the Battle of Saltville in 1864
Pick one from the list below of African American Military regiments or figures.
First Sergeant Powhatan Beaty of Richmond, VA at the Battle of Chapin’s Farm in 1864
13th U.S.C.T at the Chapin’s Farm Battle in 1864
USCT 5th Regiment at the Battle of Saltville in 1864
April 12, 1864 in Fort Pillow, Tennessee
8th U.S.C.T., from Philadelphia and the Appomattox Campaign
7th U.S.C.T. regiment, recruited in Maryland and the Appomattox Campaign
Colonel Ulysses Doubleday’s brigade
Colonel William W. Woodward’s brigade
Major General Edward Ord’s Union Army of the James
Majors James W. Pegram and Thomas P. Turner forming a troop of colored soldiers
“Negro Brigade” of Confederate States Colored Troops
1st Louisiana Native Guard after the siege on Port Hudson on May 27, 1863
CAPTAIN LOUIS A. SNAER, Co. B., 73rd U.S.C.T
6th U.S.C.T and the combat they encountered at Chapin’s Farm Battle in 1864
Charles Tyler Trowbridge and how is he tied to the 33rd USCT
Cincinnati Black Brigade
the Third U. S. Colored Cavalry and the march on Vicksburg
Battle of Fort Blakely and the 11 regiments of Colored Troops who participated in this battle
54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment’s assault on Fort Wagner
Eighth United States Colored Troops (U.S.C.T.). and the Battle of Olustee, 1864
1st and 2nd South Carolina Volunteers. 1863
Harriet Tubman’s service in the Civil War
the Corps d”Afrique regiments out of Louisiana
Robert Gould Shaw
Cathay Williams or a.k.a. William Cathay, a soldier of the 8th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment
FIRST Kansas Colored Infantry, the battles at Honey Springs and US Senator James Lane
Camp William Penn and explain how this place help make African American soldiers a permanent combat group in the US military
Andersonville POW Prison camp and tell the class the conditions that African American soldiers faced when imprisoned there
Levi Miller, a CSCT Confederate soldier of Virginia
U.S.C.T. AND COMMISSIONED OFFICERS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN DESCENT: Name two of the 120 commissioned African American officers of the Civil War and explain why they received this award.
This assignment will have you investigate the participation of African Americans in the CIVIL WAR. The discussion will ask you to highlight all the battles or events the one topic you chose from the list participated in the war.
You may use your book and the internet to research sources to help you in your essay.
For online sources, you must ask addition questions. What is the domain (.edu?)? Who publishes the site, or sponsors it? Is it recent (has it been updated)? Are there advertisements or signs that it is a poorly designed website with all kinds of distractions? Is the site supposed to be an academic one? Or is it someone’s pet project?
Remember that this is a formal essay and you need an introduction, body, and conclusion.
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