The Story of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment

by Clinton Cox



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/12/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 194
ISBN : 9780595451166

About the Book

Undying Glory was chosen as a CBC/NCSS Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. Kirkus Reviews gave it an outstanding starred review, saying it showed how black soldiers "proved their competence and dignity against incredible odds." Another reviewer declared that the battle scenes rivaled "any I have read in fiction or nonfiction."

The success of the 54th Regiment at Fort Wagner and other battles cleared the way for the enlistment of 200,000 black men in the Civil War that ended slavery. The story of their courage, said one Union commander, "will be forever traced in undying glory."

About the Author

Clinton Cox is the author of several award-winning books for young people. He has also written for magazines, newspapers and websites, was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and received the prestigious Page One Award for Best Local Reporting in a Magazine from the Newspaper Guild of New York. He specializes in books about African American history.