Museums Celebrate 3rd Regiment United States Colored Calvary - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Museum celebrates legacy of United States Colored Troops

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

On Friday October 24th the City of Jackson's Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center will celebrate the legacy of the 3rd Regiment United States Colored Cavalry as they set up a Living Encampment at the Museum.

This event will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m.

The United States Colored Troops (USCT) were regiments in the United States Army, composed of African Americans soldiers. These soldiers were first recruited during the Civil War in Vicksburg, Mississippi in October of 1863.. By the end of the war in April, 1865, the 175 USCT regiments constituted about one-tenth of the manpower in the Union Army.

These ex-slaves exhibited no surrender and unflinching bravery. This black regiment in the Mississippi Valley were known as superb horsemen, proficient in all the duties of a soldier.

The re-enactors are from Mississippi, Florida, Georgia and Michigan.

For more information please call – Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center 601.960.1457.

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