JUNE + USCT = JUNETEENTH
All over the country USCTs came together to help celebrate JUNETEENTH.
A vernacular for June 19th, signifies the date that approximately 30,000
Black Troops among the 25th Corps, under the command of New York born
Major General Gordon Granger, marched into Gavelston Texas to enforce General
Order #3. A proclamation officially ending slavery in this latent state.

Here is just one example of how the NY 26th USCT in collaboration with
CHE Nautical & Enviro Edutainment helped celebrate JUNETEENTH
at one of the nation's most sacred places. THE AFRICAN BURIAL GROUND
NATIONAL MONUMENT and MUSEUM, in Lower Manhattan.

Adults engagement

Part II- Youth Engagement

JUNETEENTH at the AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSEUM in PHILADELPHIA



6th USCT HONORED
 by the Union League of Philadelphia as the first African-American unit depicted in the painting "Three Medals of Honor" by world renown historical artist Don Troiani
The 6th Regiment United States Colored Troops, Reenactors Inc. will be in attendance at the historic unveiling of the Don Troiani painting "Three Medals of Honor"depicting our namesake 6th Regiment United States Colored Infantry, in The Battle of New Market Heights where their heroic exploits won them those three Medals of Honor. We are thrilled that the USCT regiment that we reenact was chosen by the Union League of Philadelphia as the first African-American unit depicted in battle by this world famous artist, and deeply honored that images of several of us were used in the painting. This development has vindicated our fifteen year effort to resurrect the contributions of the 6th Regiment USCI from obscurity and this painting provides tangible proof that our efforts have not been in vain. Now the public will have this visual artifact of the 6th's heroism for posterity and we cannot be more grateful to the Union League of Philadelphia not only for their support of the original regiment, but for assuring the continued acknowledgement of the contributions of African-American men to the military history of the United States of America.



THE UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS 
LIVING HISTORY ASSOCIATION 
 
(photo: 3rd USCT Annual Civil War Weekend- at Fort Mifflin)
The UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS LIVING HISTORY ASSOCIATION is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote and accurately interpret the history of the United States Colored Troops of the American Civil War and those that supported their efforts to abolish slavery and preserve the Union and to educate the public and promote research of the history and legacy of those who served in the Civil War. We will serve as a support organization for United States Colored Troops (USCT) Organizations (reenactors and living history presenters) and assist them by marketing and publicizing their organizations' contributions to recognizing and honoring our Civil War ancestors. 

USCTLHA ANNUAL MEETING - SEPTEMBER 20, 2013


The 3rd USCT at Peterboro Abolitionist Festival
 
(Joe, Antoine and Crystal)

A FANTASTIC USCT WEEKEND 
at DuSABLE MUSEUM
visit their FB to learn more about the participants