Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
U.S. Colored Troops
Location. 37° 13.945′ N, 77° 21.27′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is on Siege Road, on the left when traveling south. Marker is in Petersburg National Battlefield. It is located at Tour Stop 3. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monotonous Toil (a few steps from this marker); Prince George Court House Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Infantry Earthworks (within shouting distance of this marker); “A Splendid Charge” (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery 8 of the Dimmock Line (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dividing Point (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Battery 6 (approx. ¾ mile away); Jordon Family Cemetery (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
Also see . . .
1. Petersburg National Battlefield. National (Submitted on April 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Siege of Petersburg. (Submitted on April 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. ...The United States Colored Troops: Infantry Organizations, 36th Through 40th. The US National Archives and Record Administrations compilation of USCT records, with introduction: ...Approximately 179,000 African Americans served in the ranks of the USCT, under nearly 6,000 white officers and 87 black officers. The USCT fought in 39 major engage- ments and over 400 lesser ones. Sixteen African American soldiers received the Medal of Honor as a result of their service during the Civil War. As in other units, the death toll from disease was very high in the USCT. Deaths from disease and battle totaled approximately 37,000. The last regiments of the USCT mustered out of Federal service in December 1867. (Submitted on October 12, 2015.)
Categories. • African Americans • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,023 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 3. submitted on October 12, 2015. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.