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Charleston in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

45th US Colored Infantry

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 31, 2021
1. 45th US Colored Infantry Marker
Inscription.  Two companies of this regiment, consisting of 212 African American soldiers, were credited to WV. The men were recruited in Philadelphia in 1864, with several identified as born in WV, and fought at Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, Hatcher's Run, Fair Oaks, Petersburg, and the Appomattox campaign. Sent to Texas in May 1865, they mustered out and were discharged in December 1865.
 
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1865.
 
Location. 38° 20.207′ N, 81° 37.061′ W. Marker is in Charleston, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is on Kanawha Boulevard East, 0.1 miles east of Greenbrier Street (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1620 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston WV 25311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Slavery in West Virginia (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The 35th Star
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 31, 2021
2. 45th US Colored Infantry Marker
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(about 500 feet away); State Capitol (about 500 feet away); Executive Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Ruffners (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kanawha Riflemen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Limestone • Sandstone • Silica (approx. 0.2 miles away); Coal (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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