A Black Woman's Civil War Memoirs: Reminiscences of My Life in Camp With the 33rd U.S. Colored Troops, Late 1st South Carolina Volunteers



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Susie King Taylor August 6, 1848 October 6, 1912 was the first Black Army nurse She tended to an all Black army troop named the First South Carolina Volunteers, 33rd Regiment, where her husband served, for four years during the Civil War Despite her service, like many African American nurses, she was never paid for her work As the author of Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33d Unit

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  • Hardcover
  • 120 pages
  • A Black Woman's Civil War Memoirs: Reminiscences of My Life in Camp With the 33rd U.S. Colored Troops, Late 1st South Carolina Volunteers
  • Susie King Taylor
  • 26 November 2018
  • 9781356143115

10 thoughts on “A Black Woman's Civil War Memoirs: Reminiscences of My Life in Camp With the 33rd U.S. Colored Troops, Late 1st South Carolina Volunteers

  1. says:

    A fuller title of this book is A Black Woman s Civil War Reminiscences of my Life in Camp with the 33rd US Colored Troops, late SC Volunteers.As Union troops moved from the North through the Upper South, Susie King Taylor SKT Not yet married and not yet her name became part of the mass of slave folk which was escaping slavery The SC Volunteers the 33rd US Colored Troops group of Union soldiers and their rescued slaves Contraband made their way to the Outer Banks barrier islands off the cost of North Carolina The white Union officers in charge of these troops found out that SKT could read and write So they put her in charge of teaching classes of children and adults As the war progressed and the Union camp moved from one Outer Banks island to another, SKT became a nurse rather than a teacher She was on the island that Fort Wagner was on For those who have watched the movie Glory Fort Wagner was the fort at the end of the movie where the Massachusetts 54th Infantry tries to take the Confederates Due to SKT s skills, professionalism, and importance in changing and saving lives, SKT became a respected person who travelled through parts of US to give speeches Review of the text The text is heavily edited, clear, concise Notes at the back of each chapter larg...

  2. says:

    This is a memoir of a black woman who received her freedom early in the American Civil War During the war years, she worked in a union camp nursing the sick and wounded, educating the soldiers, and helping out in any capacity she could After the war she remained in the south for several years working as an educator, and then in the early 1870 s she moved north to Boston Massachusetts.I had a difficult time rating this book This is a great window into what life was like for a black woman during and after the Civil War At the end of each chapter there are notes that provide historical context on events and terms no longer in use, which I found helpful I especially enjoyed the last couple of chapters because you really get inside Susie King Taylor s head how she thought and felt about the current issues and events of the day and how they effec...

  3. says:

    I think everyone should read this book I hadn t heard much about Susie King Taylor and I m surprised there aren t books about her Susie was a remarkable nurse and teacher Quite frankly, this woman was extraordinary.

  4. says:

    Really enjoyed this interesting perspective on the civil war and on the life of freed slaves Anyone interested in American history or the civil war should read this.

  5. says:

    This primary source briefly describes life with the colored troops in the Civil War Susie King Taylor was an educated slave, who escaped and was offered a teaching position for other escaped slaves Eventually, she joins in the war efforts She has the title of a laundress, but she basically does whatever work is required to meet the needs of the soldiers She teaches soldiers to read She cooks, cleans and loads guns, and helps make the injured as comfortable as possible She gives a unique perspective on the war, both from her perspective as a woman and as a black former slave This is a side of history we hear little about How women got involved in the war, and how slaves in the South sometimes found ways to help the Union It s writ...

  6. says:

    It was difficult to read this book 1 I ve never been one to read history I have a tendency to gloss over proper nouns This book is full of people s names, so that was a struggle for me 2 There are quite a few footnotes with each chapter I could never decide which worked better stop and read the footnote as I came to it they were typically very interesting, but it really slowed down my reading or just read them all after the chapter when I had likely forgotten which point exactly they tie...

  7. says:

    A historical treasure A detailed writing of the experiences of a black woman who learned how to read and write as a child She describes the sacrifices, pride, and injustice that she witnessed and experienced before and after the Civil War The reporting of her milit...

  8. says:

    Susie King Taylor s words give much insight to the perils that freed slaves endured during the Civil War While I m familiar with the history, reading about it from her perspective gives me a greater appreciation The last two chapters bring us closer to present day and...

  9. says:

    The author joined the North in the Civil war as a laundress and quickly became indispensable as a teacher and nurse She and her husband labored along with many other volunteers in the African American colored troops corps with no pa...

  10. says:

    A book that is a quick and easy read, very simple Some illustrations and pictures.

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