Mutiny, Literacy, and Race
Educated Soldiers. It is stated that not one in five of the members of the 100th Regiment from Union county, Southern Illinois, can read. This regiment, which has been reduced by sickness and desertion to 120, has mutinied for the second time because they have not been paid up. Per contra of the six hundred members of the colored regiment now raising in Massachusetts, at least one halt can both read and write.