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September 29-30, 1864: The Battle of New Market Heights and the Contributions of the United States Colored Troops

September 9, 2021 by | 70 Comments

On September 29, 1864, Black soldiers serving in the U.S. Colored Troops (USCTs) led an assault against Confederate defenses protecting Richmond during the Battle of New Market Heights. New Market Heights was part of the larger Battle of Chaffin’s Farm. … Continue reading