We Look Like Men of War
William R. Forstchen
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Aug 14, 2020 - 08:01 AM By William R. Forstchen

From the bestselling author of The Lost Regiment series comes a factually based narrative of the black military experience in the Civil War.We Look Like Men of War I was born a slave, as was my father before me, but I shall die a free man Thus begins the poignant story of Samuel Washburn, born a slave in 1850 A young master s cruelty leads to an unforeseen confrontatiFrom the bestselling author of The Lost Regiment series comes a factually based narrative of the black military experience in the Civil War.We Look Like Men of War I was born a slave, as was my father before me, but I shall die a free man Thus begins the poignant story of Samuel Washburn, born a slave in 1850 A young master s cruelty leads to an unforeseen confrontation, which forces Sam and his cousin to flee the plantation They run north to freedom, only to return south to fight for the greater cause.Though still a boy, Sam becomes a regimental drummer with a colored regiment and sees action in the Wilderness campaign at Fredericksburg and Petersburg, as well as at the bloody Battle of the Crater in July of 1864.Sam s voice offers a unique and insightful perspective on the carnage of the War Between the States and the toll it took on both young and old, black and white.
  • Title: We Look Like Men of War
  • Author: William R. Forstchen
  • ISBN: 9780765301147
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Hardcover

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Yael Aug 14, 2020 - 08:01 AM
This is the story of Samuel Washburn, born a slave in 1850. After the death of his master, Mr. Washburn, the terrible death of Sam's own father, and the loss of Sam's mother, who was sold down the river to a different state, his world began to fall apart. His late master's son's cruelty culminated in an unforeseen and very unfortunate confrontation, which impelled Sam and his cousin to flee the plantation. They ran north to freedom, only to return to the South to fight for a greater cause, the l [...]
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Cj Zawacki Aug 14, 2020 - 08:01 AM
The largest explosion in America occurred during the Civil War, at Petersburg, in 1864. This had lasted until the first atomic bomb was dropped during the closing years of World War II.William R. Forsychen has taken a Civil War veteran, named Samuel Washburn, and recounts his story of this event as he prepares to march in a parade. Samuael, recounts his time as a slave, his father a freeman who was murdered, and mother sold off. Samuel then runs away and joins the 28th United States Colored Troo [...]
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Matt Kurjanowicz Aug 14, 2020 - 08:01 AM
We Look Like Men of War is told from the perspective of the main character, Samuel Washburn who grows up a slave, runs away, and joins the fight as a drummer boy for the Union troops.This novel excels at setting the stage for an understanding of the history surrounding this fictionalized account, including the politicking going on about how and where to use colored troops. We Look Like Men of War was also quite an easy read and I felt like I was looking through the eyes of the main character.The [...]
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Lisa Aug 14, 2020 - 08:01 AM
I've read a fair amount of historical fiction, but I think this is the first book I have read about the black regiments in the Civil War. The story is told through the eyes of Sam Washburn who was born as a slave and escapes with his cousin to the North and then joins the Union Army. He is too young, so he becomes the regimental drummer although he later takes up arms against the South. I thought this book was very interesting.
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Sarah Aug 14, 2020 - 08:01 AM
I loved this book because it really brought a more forgotten part of history to life. The story, written by an expert on the subject, follows a young black soldier in the Civil War. It describes his fight for freedom from his days as a slave on a plantation, through his glory days fighting as an American soldier, and briefly touches on his post-war life.
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E.A. Aug 14, 2020 - 08:01 AM
An interesting little book about the impact of color on a battle in the civil war. William Forstchen is well equipped to tell it well and make it live. It is a painful chapter and goes a long way to helping you glimpse the bigger sweep of the civil war through the prism of this one battle and the decisions and opinions and mistakes that led to this needless catastrophe.
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Robert Aug 14, 2020 - 08:01 AM
This should be a must read for anyone interested in the history of the United States of America. The author should be commended for the fine job he has done with this book. I really cannot say too much, other than that I hope those that are looking at reviews to determine if this book is worth their time will just go out and pick this book up.
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Kenneth Flusche Aug 14, 2020 - 08:01 AM
While Fiction it could have happened. The History is real and the characters might have been. Type book I loved at 13 and continue to love today
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Pete Cochran Aug 14, 2020 - 08:01 AM
I loved the last battle all the generals got drunk instead of attending the attack What a Hoot!
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Nick Locke Aug 14, 2020 - 08:01 AM
it was a good book and is very historically accurate it has a do start to it but it has alot of bad words in it
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We Look Like Men of War By William R. Forstchen From the bestselling author of The Lost Regiment series comes a factually based narrative of the black military experience in the Civil War.We Look Like Men of War I was born a slave, as was my father before me, but I shall die a free man Thus begins the poignant story of Samuel Washburn, born a slave in 1850 A young master s cruelty leads to an unforeseen confrontatiFrom the bestselling author of The Lost Regiment series comes a factually based narrative of the black military experience in the Civil War.We Look Like Men of War I was born a slave, as was my father before me, but I shall die a free man Thus begins the poignant story of Samuel Washburn, born a slave in 1850 A young master s cruelty leads to an unforeseen confrontation, which forces Sam and his cousin to flee the plantation They run north to freedom, only to return south to fight for the greater cause.Though still a boy, Sam becomes a regimental drummer with a colored regiment and sees action in the Wilderness campaign at Fredericksburg and Petersburg, as well as at the bloody Battle of the Crater in July of 1864.Sam s voice offers a unique and insightful perspective on the carnage of the War Between the States and the toll it took on both young and old, black and white.

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