Tag Archives: Glory

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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Kayaking to “Glory” Island

During a recent visit to the Charleston, South Carolina, area, my father and I kayaked to Morris Island, an uninhabited and completely undeveloped island on the south side of Charleston Harbor.  I thought I would share a few photos (taken … Continue reading

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The United States Colored Troops: Fighting for Freedom (part one)

At the beginning of the Civil War, black men tried to enlist in both the Union and Confederate armies. Most were not allowed in either army. By the end of the war, though, some 180,000 blacks served in the United … Continue reading

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