Tag Archives: USCT

What If…USCT Led The Attack at the Battle of the Crater

Pondering our Emerging Civil War series about “What Ifs…?”, I thought about the many what if situations that I have been asked at either tours or talks that I have given. A visitor who knew that I was an author … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 28 Acres of New Market Heights Battlefield Donated to the Capital Region Land Conservancy

The owners of Four Mile Creek Farm, a core part of the New Market Heights Battlefield, donated 28 acres of the 73-acre farm to the Capital Region Land Conservancy, to be preserved forever. The remaining 45-acres will be conveyed to … Continue reading

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USCT, USCI, USCC, etc.: What Do All Those Letters Mean?

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome back Tim Talbott On May 22, 1863, the United States War Department issued General Order 143, creating the Bureau of Colored Troops. Article VI of the order states: “Colored troops may be accepted … Continue reading

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A Visit to New Market Heights

ECW is pleased to welcome Shelly Liebler. Shelly is a photographer based in the Williamsport, Virginia, area. The American Battlefield Trust and Civil War Trails have teamed up to interpret this acquisition in Varina, Virginia: the New Market Heights Battlefield, … Continue reading

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“Doing Justice to Their Share”

“[H]istory has not yet done justice to the share borne by colored soldiers in the war for the Union,” wrote Col. Thomas Jefferson Morgan, commander of a USCT brigade at the battle of Nashville. A statue installed in the town … Continue reading

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Fallen, but not Forgotten: Sgt. John Grinnell, Co. E, 38th USCI

ECW is pleased to welcome back Tim Talbott, founding member and President of the Battle of New Market Heights Memorial and Education Association. In the Border States of Maryland, Delaware, Kentucky, and Missouri the process of emancipation and enlisting formerly … Continue reading

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Sister Lydia Penny: “Like a Ministering Angel”

ECW is pleased to welcome back Tim Talbott. Tim originally sent this post to us for Women’s History Month; we apologize for the delay in getting it up. We are fortunate that several United States Colored Troops (USCT) soldiers chose … Continue reading

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Echoes of Reconstruction: Black History Month and the Erasure of Black History

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog I remember taking my kids to visit Stone Mountain in Georgia around 1991. At the time, the “park” was a sort of Confederate Disneyland that mixed faux Civil … Continue reading

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TONIGHT: Steward Henderson on the USCT

Don’t forget, tonight at 7:00 p.m., the ECW YouTube page will feature a special premier of a talk by Steward Henderson about the USCT in the Civil War. At the ECW Virtual Symposium last spring, Steward shared the story of … Continue reading

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Steward Henderson on the U.S.C.T.

We have a special treat for you coming up this Friday evening on the ECW YouTube page: Steward Henderson will be talking about the United States Colored Troops and some of the work he’s done—along with many other dedicated folks—to … Continue reading

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