Battle of New Market Heights Bibliography

This bibliography gives a number of additional resources for those interested in learning more about the Battle of New Market Heights, as well as some of the regiments who fought there. If you know of others that you think would be good to include in this list, please email us to let us know.

Bryant, James K. II. The 36th Infantry United States Colored Troops in the Civil War: A History and Roster. McFarland, 2012.

Claxton, Melvin and Mark Puls. Uncommon Valor: A Story of Race, Patriotism, and Glory in the Final Battles of the Civil War. Wiley, 2005.

Longacre, Edward G. A Regiment of Slaves: The 4th United States Colored Infantry, 1863-1866. Stackpole Books, 2003.

McMurray, John. Recollections of a Colored Troop. McMurray Company, 1994 (Reprint).

Popchock, Barry. “A Shower of Stars at New Market Heights,” in Civil War: The Magazine of the Civil War Society, vol. 46, no. 1 (August 1994) 30-31, 34-39.

Paradis, James M. Strike the Blow for Freedom: The 6th United States Colored Infantry in the Civil War. White Mane Publishing, 2000.

Price, James S. The Battle of New Market Heights: Freedom Will Be Theirs By the Sword. The History Press, 2011.

Reid, Richard M. Freedom for Themselves: North Carolina’s Black Soldiers in the Civil War Era. University of North Carolina Press, 2008.

Sommers, Richard J. Richmond Redeemed: The Siege at Petersburg, The Battles of Chaffin’s Bluff and Poplar Spring Church, September 29-October 2. 1864. Savas Beatie, 2014 (Reprint).

Trudeau, Noah Andre. “Needless Valor,” in MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, vol. 21, no. 1 (Autumn 2008) 56-65.

Washington, Versalle F. Eagles on Their Buttons: A Black Infantry Regiment in the Civil War. University of Missouri Press, 1999.