Tag: Colored

Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor

July 12,  in 1862, US Congress authorized the Medal of Honor. This one was awarded to Sergeant Major Christian Fleetwood, 4th U. S. Colored Troops, for heroism on the field of battle in 1864. Fleetwood was a free man born in Baltimore, Maryland. He traveled to Liberia as […]

The American Civil War: May 22, 1863: General Orders No. 143 creates the U.S. Colored Troops ("USCT")

The American Civil War: May 22, 1863: General Orders No. 143 creates the U.S. Colored Troops ("USCT")

The American Civil War: May 22, 1863: General Orders No. 143 creates the U.S. Colored Troops (“USCT”). War Department General Order 143: Creation of the U.S. Colored Troops MAY 22, 1863 General Order 143, issued May 22, 1863, established the United States Colored Troops (USCT).   […]


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