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Monday, February 13, 2012

Spotsylvania's 23rd USCTs Making the Rounds During Black History Month

The reorganized 23rd United States Colored Troops have had a full schedule thus far during the 2012 Black History Month. Last Saturday, members turned out to present a program at the Germanna Community College, which featured the 23rd's very own Lt. Jimmy Price, speaking on the Battle of New Market Heights. Afterwards, members toured the remains of Confederate entrenchments on the grounds of the College. These works had been featured in a blog post here, on July 11, 2010.

Atop the former Confederate defensive works at Germanna Ford.
From left to right, Regimental Chaplain Hashmel Turner,
 Corporal Steward Henderson, Captain John Cummings,
 and Medical Steward Kevin Williams.

The 23rd's "Abolitionist Senator", James Anderson,
and special guest speaker, Denise Benedetto.

Corporal Henderson answers questions for a reporter on Sunday,
February 12, before a service and presentation on the history of
the 23rd USCTs, at the Bethel Baptist Church near Culpeper, Virginia.
The 23rd's Chaplain, Reverend Hashmel Turner, gave the day's sermon.

You are invited to a CONVERSATION,
Saturday, Feb 25, 2012, at 12 noon.

“Bridging the Chasm: A Public Conversation about Freedom,
 the Civil War, and its Complicated Legacy”

Our Guest Speaker: John Hennessy, Chief Historian
 of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
hosted by the
John J. Wright Museum, and the 23rd Regiment United States Colored Troops

7565 Courthouse Rd, Spotsylvania, VA 22551-2706

This event is one of several in the 2012, 23rd Regiment U. S. Colored Troops Lecture Series. It is free and open to the public, and supported in part by a grant from Spotsylvania County Government.
For more information, call (540) 582-7583, ext 5545 or on the web at
We hope to see you there.

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