A sympathetic and laudatory presentation of the work of the 15th New York Infantry during the war, together with the history of the early days of this Negro regiment, when Colonel Hayward was the sole member, its fight against odds and the rumor that it was ""conceived in politics, born in ridicule and reared against opposition."" Here is the story of its training for war, its behavior in the face of racial hatred in the North Carolina camp, its successive attempts to get overseas, the good will tour of its band, the experience with the French Army, and the triumphant return home. An interesting angle on one factor of the war, good human interest stories, plenty of military detail. High tribute. Sell from various angles:- war book, military interest, Negro problem, etc.