|To illustrate ‘Sambo's right to be kilt’: guard of colored troops at the provost-marshal's—Beaufort, North Carolina, 1864 A beautiful Southern mansion stands in flickering shadows of walnut and elm and white oak, and in front are some of the negro troops that have been formed from ‘contrabands.’ The passions of the period waxed particularly bitter over the question of employing Negroes in warfare. Charles Graham Halpine comes to the rescue, in his poem that follows on page 176, with a saving sense of Irish humor. He suggests that ‘men who object to Sambo should take his place and fight.’ As for himself, he will object not at all “if Sambo's body ”|
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