My friend and fellow member of the re-formed 23rd USCT Steward Henderson has written a two-part blog post that gives a great overall history of the United States Colored Troops during the Civil War. Steward’s posts can be found over at the Emerging Civil War blog.
Hat tip to Craig Swain for letting me know about the dedication of a new monument for the 8th United States Colored Heavy Artillery this Saturday at the Paducah-McCracken County Convention and Expo Center in Paducah, Kentucky. The 8th USCHA’s most famous day came at the Battle of Olustee and it is fitting that they receive a monument in their home state.
Also happening this Saturday is a book signing featuring your truly at the Civil War Life Museum Store on Caroline Street in Downtown Fredericksburg. If you happen to be in the neighborhood, be sure to swing by and say hey!
Finally, you may notice a new badge on the front page of The Sable Arm. I was informed yesterday that VeteransBenefitsGIBill.com voted The Sable Arm one of the Top 50 Military History Blogs for 2011! Many thanks to them and to all of you who continue to read and support this blog!