Lesson: “The Battle of Saltville”

By cmccune, posted on August 8th, 2011.

Saltville and its controversy provides an excellent opportunity to teach a lesson that highlights some complex and difficult aspects of the civil war. This lesson helps students see the complexity of African American military Service. As our nation begins its Civil War Sesquicentennial; students need to see past “Glory” and look at some often difficult […]

Lancaster: US Colored Troops Cemetery Clean-Up

By cmccune, posted on May 23rd, 2011.

[ June 4, 2011; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Help preserve Lancaster’s history at a Cemetery Clean Up June 4th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come out to Elmwood Cemetery when we will repair, reset, and clean-up Civil War gravestones of United States Colored Troops veterans, who are buried in Elmwood Cemetery.

From 1863-1865, about 10% of the Union army was made up of […]

Westerville: “Fighting for Freedom: The Story of the U.S. Colored Troops”

By cmccune, posted on March 4th, 2011.

[ April 22, 2011; 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Join the Westerville Public Library for a presentation by Anthony Gibbs from the Greater Columbus Arts Council entitled “Fighting for Freedom: The Story of the U.S. Colored Troops.” Hear from a Civil War soldier about the African American contributions to the war. In character, Gibbs will answer the who, what and why of the war […]