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28th Regiment USCT

 
 
Side One: 28th Regiment USCT Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 22, 2007
1. Side One: 28th Regiment USCT Marker
Inscription.  Indiana’s only African-American Civil War regiment served as part of the 28th Regiment of U.S. Colored Troops. African-American infantry was authorized in 1863 to help fill federal quota for soldiers. The Reverend Willis Revels was recruiting officer. Recruits trained at Camp Fremont, established on land near here owned by Calvin Fletcher.

In April 1864, six companies were organized and activated. The 28th regiment served valiantly in the Battle of the Crater at Petersburg, Virginia on July 30, 1864, when nearly half of the men were killed or wounded. The 28th returned to Indianapolis January 6, 1866 to a reception in its honor; officers and men were discharged January 9.
 
Erected 2005 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Indiana War Memorials Commission, Andrew & Esther Bowman, and African American Landmarks Committee of Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, Inc. (Marker Number 49.2004.5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansWar, US Civil
Side Two: 28th Regiment USCT Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 22, 2007
2. Side Two: 28th Regiment USCT Marker
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. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 6, 1849.
 
Location. 39° 45.422′ N, 86° 8.705′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker is on Virginia Avenue near McCarty Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Indianapolis IN 46203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Holy Rosary - Danish Church Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); Calvin Fletcher (approx. 0.4 miles away); Crossing of the National and Michigan Roads (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fallen Deputy Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Bates-Hendricks House (approx. ¾ mile away); What Was the Wholesale District? (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Lilly Family (approx. 0.8 miles away); German Newspapers’ Demise (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
 
28th Regiment USCT Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 22, 2007
3. 28th Regiment USCT Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,057 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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