Enma M asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 9 years ago

segeant william walker of the 21st us. colored infantry had his men lay daown heir aarms in protest over unequ?

1. given a combat assigment where his officers realized he had liltle chancce of surviving.

2. passed ove for promotion

3.dishonorably discharged from the army

4.convicted of mutiny and executed

5.turned over to the confedrates and reenslaved.

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    4.convicted of mutiny and executed

    The 3rd Regiment South Carolina Volunteer Infantry was consolidated with 4th South Carolina to form the 21st Infantry Regiment U.S. Colored Troops

    In November 1863, a company of the 3rd South Carolina Volunteers (later the 21st U.S. Colored Infantry), led by Sergeant William Walker, stacked their arms and refused to continue serving until their pay was equalized with those of white men.

    This action constituted mutiny in the eyes of federal authorities, Walker arrested when he refused to lead his men back to duty.

    Walker was convicted of mutiny, and he was executed by firing squad in front of the regiment on February 29, 1864.


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