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John Basil Turchin and the Fight to Free the Slavesby Chicoine, Stephen
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
Retail Price: $67.95
Issue: Fall 2004
Stephen Chicoine follows the career of John Basil Turchin, born Ivan Turchaninov. Turchin was a Russian immigrant and served in the Czar's army before coming to America. He would lead the 19th Illinois Infantry Regiment and his actions in Athens, Georgia, would eventually lead to a court-martial.