Jun 23, 2013

The 6th Regiment USCT to Attend The Unveiling of "Three Medals of Honor" (picture corrected)*

* Don Troiani
The 6th Regiment United States Colored Troops, Reenactors Inc. will be in attendance at the historic unveiling of the Don Troiani painting "Three Medals of Honor"depicting our namesake 6th Regiment United States Colored Infantry, in The Battle of New Market Heights where their heroic exploits won them those three Medals of Honor. We are thrilled that the USCT regiment that we reenact was chosen by the Union League of Philadelphia as the first African-American unit depicted in battle by this world famous artist, and deeply honored that images of several of us were used in the painting. This development has vindicated our fifteen year effort to resurrect the contributions of the 6th Regiment USCI from obscurity and this painting provides tangible proof that our efforts have not been in vain. Now the public will have this visual artifact of the 6th's heroism for posterity and we cannot be more grateful to the Union League of Philadelphia not only for their support of the original regiment, but for assuring the continued acknowledgement of the contributions of African-American men to the military history of the United States of America.

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6th Regiment United States Colored Troops, Reenactors Inc.
Leon Brooks - online editor

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May 31, 2013

4th Annual School of the Soldier


Civil War Living History Event -  School of the Soldier

4th Annual School of the Soldier and living history. Army encampment opens to the public at 10:00.
Event Host : New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association

Website : http://www.njcivilwar.org/
Period : Civil War
AD Units (African decent) :
  • 3rd regiment US Colored Troops
  • 6th Regiment US Colored Troops
$5 Parking fee. Phone: (732) 919-3500.


Sat Jun 1 – Mon Jun 3, 2013
Allaire State Park, 4265 County Road 524, Farmingdale, NJ 07727 (map)
Sable Soldiers - 1st Rhode Island and 6th USCT Regiments

May 20, 2013

General Order 143 - USCT Sable Arms for Freedom

This year is an important in American history due to it being the 150thAnniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. But what is being overlooked is a document that, without which, the Emancipation Proclamation would have been nothing more than ink on paper. There was another document that enforced its’ provisions and with the stroke of the pen, changed the destiny of millions -  General Order 143 . Read More