Saturday, April 2, 2011

4th USCT Flag to go on Display

Of the host of new exhibitions and special events that will be taking place this month to commemorate the official opening of the Sesquicentennial, there’s one in particular that I would like call attention to. The Maryland Historical Society’s Museum will open an expansive Civil War exhibit on April 15. The impact of the war on the people of Maryland will be told in personal terms in Divided Voices: Maryland in the Civil War.  The exhibit will occupy over 5,000 square feet and tell the story of the tragedy in three acts: the romantic war, the real war and the long reunion. The Society will display some of the rarer items in its collection, including the national colors of the 4th United States Colored Troops. Yes, the original flag that Sgt. Maj. Christian Fleetwood rescued at New Market Heights will go on display for the entire world to see. The museum will also recreate the scene when the African American ladies of Baltimore officially presented this flag to the regiment before it set out on its first campaign. For more information on this exhibit see here or call 410-685-3750.

1 comment:

  1. I cannot understand why there are no posts here! this is unchangeable history that is relatively unknown little known. 14 Medals of Honor, 12 awarded I believe at the Battle of New Market Square which is still a record today. SGC, MSgt, USMC, Retired.