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Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33d United States Colored Troops Late 1st S. C. Volunteers.

Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33d United States Colored Troops Late 1st S. C. Volunteers.  front coverSusie King Taylor (1848 –1912) was the first Black Army nurse. She tended to an all-Black army troop, the 1st South Carolina Volunteers (Union), later redesignated the 33rd United States Colored Infantry Regiment. This was the unit in which her husband served for four years during the Civil War. Despite her service, like many African-American nurses, she was never paid for her work.

As the author of Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33d United States Colored Troops, Late 1st S.C. Volunteers, she was the only African-American woman to publish a memoir of her wartime experiences. She was also the first African American to teach openly in a school for former slaves in Georgia. At this school in Savannah, Georgia, she taught children during the day and adults at night.

Susie King Taylor’s 1902 slender volume, Reminiscences of My Life in Camp, written with earnest simplicity, records in camp the experience of a woman born a slave who was for four years a regimental laundress and nurse in the Thirty-third United States Colored Infantry, earlier First South Carolina Colored Troop.

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Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33d United States Colored Troops Late 1st S. C. Volunteers.  front coverSusie King Taylor (1848 –1912) was the first Black Army nurse. She tended to an all-Black army troop, the 1st South Carolina Volunteers (Union), later redesignated the 33rd United States Colored Infantry Regiment. This was the unit in which her husband served for four years during the Civil War. Despite her service, like many African-American nurses, she was never paid for her work.

As the author of Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33d United States Colored Troops, Late 1st S.C. Volunteers, she was the only African-American woman to publish a memoir of her wartime experiences. She was also the first African American to teach openly in a school for former slaves in Georgia. At this school in Savannah, Georgia, she taught children during the day and adults at night.

Susie King Taylor’s 1902 slender volume, Reminiscences of My Life in Camp, written with earnest simplicity, records in camp the experience of a woman born a slave who was for four years a regimental laundress and nurse in the Thirty-third United States Colored Infantry, earlier First South Carolina Colored Troop.

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