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

Part three in a series One fall day in 2010 at the Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield, while giving a tour, I ran into John Cummings, a Spotsylvania Civil War historian I had known for a while. We served together on … Continue reading

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

Part two in a series As a Park Service historian, I give tours on all four of the Park’s battlefields: Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House. I loved talking about the military history but never said much about the … Continue reading

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

part one in a series As a young boy, I was always been fascinated by military history. I had toy soldiers of all kinds: Civil War, World War II, Revolutionary War, and even the Knights of the Round Table. I … Continue reading

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