Jan 23, 2010
This year marks the 10Th Anniversary of the United States Colored Troops Room in the Civil War and Native American Museum at Veterans' Park, in Hamilton Township. The room displays artifacts, documents, and pictures about the 209,000 USCT's, African-American solders and sailors, who fought freedom in the American Civil War. It is maintained by the 6th Regiment Infantry USCT, Reenactors, Inc. (6th USCT) On Saturday February 6Th from 12 to 4PM, the 6Th USCT will host a public celebration at the museum located at 2202 Kruser Rd. Visitors are welcome to view the museum collection and learn more about the history of true freedom fighters. For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-915-7148
Jan 15, 2010
Jan 13, 2010
The 1st Rhode Island represented Revolutionary War soldiers of African descent throughout the Patriot's Week celebration. Leon Brooks and Noah Lewis attended the reenactment of Washington's Crossing. Noah, who portrays Ned Hector, a black Continental soldier, crossed in a Durham boat in this years successful attempt. Leon Brooks stayed on shore.
Old Barracks staff and 1st Rhode Island Regiment member Fred Minus gave a presentation on the military contributions of black soldiers at the Masonic Temple on Monday of Trenton's Patriots' Week. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of the topic of Africa-American military history. In his presentation he provided insight into the motivations of blacks to fight, tying in the impact of the ideals articulated in the Declaration of Independence, and the events on free and enslaved blacks. He described the outcomes of black veterans who fought for this country's or their personal freedom, many of which had to face re-enslavement, prosecution, or had to evacuate with the British. The presentation dripped with delicious tidbits of information about the impact of the American Revolution on slaves seeking freedom in the South, revolts in the Caribbeans, and how the experience of blacks fighting in this war contributed to motivating blacks to fight in the Civil War, 80 years hence. You say you never heard about any of this? Surely not! Like many in attendance, you were probably absent the day it was covered in your American History class.
Jan 1, 2010
Reenactment of Hand's Engagement
Reenactment of a Rev War engagement by Colonel Edward Hand to Delay the British and allow Washington to escape Trenton to attack Princeton. Hand's march starts at the Lawrence Township Municipal Bldg.
event contact: William Agress - 609-895-0099
or Steven Groeger 609-844-7067