That they more greatly feared an attack from the rear than whatever unknown enemies lurked in their advance was evidenced by the formation of the column; and such was the fact, for they were fleeing from the white man's soldiers who had so harassed them for rubber and ivory that they had turned upon their conquerors one day and massacred a white officer and a small detachment of his black troops
In the slower moments of the book, scenes are glowing and surprising, as when rebel prisoners who sing "Dixie" in defiance are drowned out by the mournful beauty of black troops
singing "Oh, Freedom," and the book's imaginative epilogue is fulfilling.
Exceptions include the National Park Service itself, which has featured the Buffalo Soldiers in its publications and on its websites, and biographers of Charles Young, who have discussed the contributions of black troops
in protecting and managing the early California national parks.
Putting her public speaking skills to use, Truth helped to rally black troops
to fight for the Union Army during the civil war and abolish slavery.
She then helped organize black troops
to fight for the Union Army during the civil war that began in 1861 and also collected clothes and other supplies for black refugees.
However, no black troops
were included in the peace march in 1919 when thousands of troops marched through London to celebrate the end of the war.
An abolitionist, Paine encouraged the enlistment of black troops
and fair wages for former slaves.
The national organization, however, failed to press the case for pensions for black soldiers, and most black troops
never received any pension or remuneration for wounds incurred during their service.
(A fourth black unit, the 388th, was assigned to the related Canol pipeline project.) The Corps brought 10,670 men to the job, including 3,695 black troops
. Most of the black troops
had never been out of the South or experienced snow, much less the severe weather of Alaska.
One of the Smithsonian's "100 Most Significant Americans of All Time," Truth helped to recruit Black troops
for the Union Army during the Civil War.
616 South African men (607 of them black troops
) plus 30 British crew members perished.
. The black soldiers were from labor units and worked side