Battles in the East, Story of Slavery

A Moment To Prove Themselves – USCT At Spotsylvania

On May 15th, 1864, Confederate General Robert E. Lee was stumped by the movements of Union General Ulysses S. Grant. After horrendous fighting around the Mule Shoe (Bloody Angle) at Spotsylvania Courthouse, and some heavy fighting around Myers Hill, the Federal army needed a new plan. The new offensive would be made toward the southern… Continue reading A Moment To Prove Themselves – USCT At Spotsylvania

Story of Slavery

Colored Troops in the Wilderness

Although none of the USCT (US Colored Troops) were ordered into battle at the start of the Overland Campaign, they were still present in the Wilderness. This video tells the story of two formerly enslaves USCT soldiers who were present in early Mary of 1864, helping to guard the supplies in the rear.