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My Life as a Black Civil War Living Historian—conclusion

final part in a series Going forward, I know that I have two more years of many events to go before the end of the Sesquicentennial. I have two main objectives that I want to accomplish:

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My Life as a Black Civil War Living Historian—part six

part six in a series As I continue in my tale, I must tell you what two moments that gave me the most pride and what event gave me the most excitement. At the first Gettysburg Remembrance Day programs that … Continue reading

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My Life as a Black Civil War Living Historian—part five

part five in a series When Kevin and I joined the 54th Mass. Co. B, the 3rd USCT, and the 37th USCT in the 150th Anniversary of DC Emancipation Day on April 16, 2012, it was another very hot day!  … Continue reading

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My Life as a Black Civil War Living Historian—part four

part four in a series  As I became more involved in the 23rd Regiment United States Colored Troops, I was amazed at how much time that it takes to be a Civil War living historian. We were bombarded with events, … Continue reading

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The 23rd USCT Honors America’s Veterans

On November 10, 2012, the 23rd Regiment United States Colored Troops celebrated veterans in the Fredericksburg area of Virginia.  This was our first Veterans Day program and it was held at the John J. Wright Museum in Fredericksburg. During this … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events: March-May

March: 6th and 13th: Kristopher White at the Community College of Allegheny County (PA) Gettysburg off the Beaten Path. 8th: Kristopher White at the California University of Pennsylvania Civil War Roundtable (PA) 20th: Chris Mackowski at the Col. Henry Ryerson Civil War … Continue reading

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Fact List About the 23rd United States Colored Troops…Past and Present

I wanted to convey some information about the 23rd United States Colored Troops. The unit proudly served in the Army of the Potomac and the Army of the James. Today, the unit is based out of Spotsylvania County Virginia, and … Continue reading

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My First Gettysburg Remembrance Day: In Memory to the Civil War Soldiers

On November 19, 2011, I drove to Gettysburg to participate in my first Remembrance Day activities.  Gettysburg has been my favorite Civil War battlefield since my first visit as an eight-year-old kid! Every time I visit, it is a special day … Continue reading

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African-Americans in the Civil War (Part 3)

Part three in a series. African-Americans tried to enlist in both the Union and Confederate armies at the start of the Civil War.  Although both armies reject black soldiers, by the end of the war over 200,000 men serve in … Continue reading

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