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

  Picture of author was incorrect

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

Mar 30, 2013

Three Centuries of African American Soldiers

February marked the 5th year of that Three Centuries of African American Soldiers. Held at the Old Barracks Museum in Trenton New Jersey, It is the culminating Black History Month event for the participating re-enactment units and historic interpreters. Displays about the history of blacks serving in the military from American Revolution through the Korean War were manned by uniformed interpreters who told visitors about the roles and contributions made by black fighting men and women. Displays included weapons,gear, photos, and books. This event is also the kickoff for the 2013 season for participating African-American reenacting and living history units.

This year featured the Trenton Old Barracks museum's new War of 1812 exhibit. Ludger Banaan, a new member of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment, and director of Che Nautical Edutainment, manned this exhibit. Ludger brought a wealth of nautical knowledge about this war, characterized as largely naval in character, and the role of black sailors and soldiers.

 The guest of honor was WWII veteran Gunnery Master Sergent Caroll Braxton. Gynsgt Braxton is one of the Montford Point Marines Congressional Gold Medal recipients. He held court, sharing the experience of the first black U.S. Marines, since colonial times, that served in segregated units. What he said about the treatment and accomplishments of these Marines held the rapt attention of visitors and participants alike. He brought to light the truth about their poignant struggle with segregation at home while, at the same time, fighting for democracy abroad.


April 6th and 7th

Cpl. Leon Brooks

Feb 8, 2013


Two big USCT events will be held this year! 

United States Colored Troops Weekend at Fort Mifflin 

April 6 & 7, 2013
Historic Fort Mifflin
Fort Mifflin Road Philadelphia PA 19143

The Fort has barracks and dungeons(Casemates) for free overnight stay and we will provide three meals. Free parking. So come drill, teach, sing, learn, play and plan.

150th Commemoration of Camp William Penn. (JUNE 1863)
September 21, 2013
Sycamore and Willow Streets Cheltenham PA 19027

Parade & Encampment Exhibit.
Tell your Friends Neighbors and relatives
Family please join us as we interpret our stories and honor the ancestors.

USCT Weekend Committee 

 Chair, Sgt. Tom Davis, 3rd USCT
 Curator, Corporal Robert Houston, 3rd USCT
 Operations, Pvt. Joe Becton, 3rd USCT

Submitter, Corporal Leon Brooks, 6th USCT 

Jan 13, 2013

Three Centuries of African American Soldiers

The word is given! The date certain for our he annual gathering to salute the unsung sable warriors of yesteryear. Lest we forget. 
This is a  special year of commemoration. January 1st marked the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, and in May,  the 150th of the establishment the Bureau of the United States States Colored Troops, of the Civil War.

New this year - 

  • June 18th was the Centennial of The War of 1812 , the second War of Independence The program will feature the Old Barrack's 1812 exhibit and new presentation
  • An appearance of WWII veteran one of the recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal for their service with the Montford Point Marines, the first black US Marines, serving in segregated units in the Pacific. 
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