Tag Archives: 27th USCT

Echoes of Reconstruction: The USCT Continued to Serve After the War Was Over

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog July 18 was the 158th Anniversary of the assault of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry on Battery Wagner near Charleston. The assault was the most famous single military … Continue reading

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‘Citizen Archivists’ and Civil War Documents

When I began my research on an Ohio African American Civil War regiment, the 27th United States Colored Troops (USCT), the only option I had if I wanted to read the soldier’s compiled military service records and pension files was … Continue reading

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Mezurek Highlights the “Cause” of U.S.C.T. regiment from Ohio

by ECW correspondent Amelia Kibbe Dr. Kelly Mezurek remembered watching the popular film Gone With the Wind (1939) on a Saturday afternoon when she was only a teenager. The movie, she said, gave her a first taste of the Civil War. … Continue reading

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For Their Own Cause

Congratulations to ECW’s Kelly D. Mezurek, whose new book, For Their Own Cause: The 27th United States Colored Troops, was released last week by Kent State University Press. The 27th United States Colored Troops (USCT), composed largely of free black … Continue reading

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