By William A. Gladstone. Published by Thomas Publications, Gettysburg, Pa., 1993. Paperback, 8 1/4 x 11. 227 pages, index, profusely illustrated. The front cover illustration was done by noted Civil War artist, Don Troiani, and is titled, "Soldier of the 1st South Carolina Infantry." Another full color illustration can be found on the back cover, titled, "United States Soldiers at Camp William Penn, Philadelphia, Pa." The book is in new, unread condition. However, it does have some minor cover wear. Overall it is in excellent condition. A comprehensive history of the U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War. Also notes on slavery. Very desirable reference book.
William A. Gladstone, Civil War Photo Historian, has written and lectured extensively on Civil War photography. Recently, he has turned his attention to the role of the black man in the Civil War. He has lectured at Yale University, the Museum of Fine Arts, the United States Military Academy, Gettysburg College, the University of Bridgeport, the Connecticut Historical Society, the Photographic Historical Society of New England, the New York Photographic Historical Society, and for the National Park Service. His articles have appeared in the Negro History Bulletin, Military Images, Civil War Times Illustrated, Photographics, A.B. Bookman, and The Photographic Historian.
Bill has had major exhibits on the black soldier in the Civil War at the U.S. Army Military Institute, Carlisle Barracks, Pa., The Civil War Library and Museum in Philadelphia, Gettysburg National Military Park, and at the Neikrug Gallery and Modernage Photography Gallery in New York City. These exhibitions have won top awards.
Bill was President of the Photographic Historical Society of New York and Chairman of the West Point Chapter of the Company of Military Historians. For his contributions to Civil War photographic history he has been awarded "FELLOW" in both of these organizations.