A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865

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Harper & Bros., 1887 - 353 páginas
 

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III
58
IV
66
V
81
VI
145
VII
167
VIII
170
IX
181
X
214
XI
231
XII
257
XIII
273
XIV
291
XV
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XVI
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