During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter to Ferde he describes drills that his company has been practicing with nearby soldiers; mentions that General Beauregard has been in the area;...
Included here is Chapter 20, "The Negro and the World War." The chapter begins by describing African American support for the war effort, but then turns to a discussion of democracy, equality, and civil rights: "Before the war, two expressions were...
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