Apr 1, 2009

United States Colored Troops – Civil War Weekend

In conjunction with the commemoration of Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday the 3rd Regiment U.S. Colored Troops is holding the “United States Colored Troops Weekend”, at Fort Mifflin, in Philadelphia Pa. Re-enactors potraying historical persons will attend. See President Abraham Lincoln review the troops, Frederick Douglas, General George Meade and Harriet Tubman along with others of the period will be there to tell their stories. Exhibits from the Ragsdale Slavery Museum collection, CROHL, the Camp William Penn collection along with a Civil War diorama will be on display. There will also be a U.S. Navy exhibit and the “Women of the Civil War”. A genealogical research table will be available. There will be tours of the fort, soldier’s life programs, musical presentations and weapons demonstrations.


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