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I knew about three relatives of mine who were in the USCT, including my great-grandfather A.J. Robbins (34th Reg). It wasn't until I viewed his name that I found that his brother, Noah, was in that unit as well. That makes FOUR.It has come up again and again whether blacks could fight well or serve this country, and the memorial helps give the world proof of the affirmative.
My ancestors were Slaves of the Creek Tribe in Oklahoma, mwy cousin Eugene Osborne is Mayor of Redbird Oklahoma, a Black town. The Creeks fought for the Confederates and were ordered to give the Slaves full tribal membership as a condition of the Union Victory. The Black Freedmen are currently getting the Creeks to do this.--Dave E. Walker
Thank you for posting your comments. These soldiers fought gallantly to secure the blessings of liberty! Their patriotism is a great example for us to follow!
My great-great-grandfather, Benjamin Thompson served in the 82nd USCT out of Port Hudson, Louisiana. We'd visited the USCT Memorial in 2005 during a family reunion for another branch. It wasn't until 2009 that, my research confirmed that Benjamin was indeed a USCT soldier and that he is on the memorial. Being a former service member myself, what a joy it is to know that one of my ancestors fought in the war to liberate black people in America!His story is on my genealogy blog: www.thefamilygriot.blogspot.com
Pvt. Ned Hopson, 8th KY USCT Artillery Heavy our paternal Great-Grandfather's name is enscribed at this site. In 1998, my family and I were proud visitors to the dediation. Our Great-grandfater's 1862 USCT honorable discharges has remained staunch and sturdy now in my keepting. This legacy of love and my connect to the museum are treasures above and beyond comparision. The had to fight for the right to fight, and fight they did. Our country tis' of thee, brave warriors. Nathaniel Crockett, a proud descendent.