2nd Infantry Regiment United States Colored Troops Living History Association

ABOUT US

The 2nd Infantry Regiment United State Colored Troops Living History Association was established in partnership with the John G. Riley Center and Museum of African American History and Culture and the Natural Bridge Historical Society to represent the 2nd and 99th Regiments of the United States Colored Troops (U.S.C.T.) who fought at the Battle of Natural Bridge.  The story of these brave soldiers and the civilians that supported them had gone untold for more than the 33 years of reenacting the Battle of Natural Bridge.  The participation of the Association assures a more authentic and accurate account of the battle as it occurred on March 6, 1865.  Since its inception in February 2010, the Association has expanded its role to include year-round educational, cultural and historical programming.  Our membership reflects men, women and children, from various walks of life who have come together to promote the African-American perspective of the Civil War. 

 

OUR MISSION

To Preserve, Protect, Educate, Promote, and Interpret the accomplishments of the original soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Regiment USCT , their families, and the countless others who supported the fight for freedom for all Americans.

 

OUR MOTTO

Reenacting the Past with Hope of Shaping the Future

 

SERVICES

Battle Reenactments  -  Living History Demonstrations  -  Lectures

Research  -  Educational Programming

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2nd Infantry Regiment United States Colored Troops (USCT) Living History Association’s website. Our Mission is to Preserve, Protect, Promote, Educate and Interpret the accomplishments of the original Soldiers of the 2nd USCT, their families and the countless others who supported the fight for freedom and the end of the tyranny of slavery during the Civil War era. The unit is an affiliate of the John G. Riley Center/Museum of African American History and Culture Tallahassee Florida.  Annually we strive to assure the authenticity and accuracy of the many battles they courageously fought during the Civil War by reenacting those battles representing the 2nd USCT and other USCT regiments. The Association also conducts year round visits to schools, hosts and participates in seminaries, educational, cultural and historical programming. In collaboration with the Riley Center/Museum, the Association continues to lead efforts to document the contributions and gallantry of African American Soldiers during the Civil War, especially those of the 2nd Infantry Regiment USCT.  Since our inception in February 2010, the association has grown to include men, women and children of all ages, who have participated in events throughout the state, region and country, honoring the legacy of these Soldiers and their families. The Association consists of:

  •  Reenactment Unit which participates in reenactment battles and historical demonstrations,
  • Ladies Auxiliary who demonstrate the civilian and family life of the Civil War era, and
  • Youth Assembly consisting of children under the age of 18 who demonstrate youth activities and lifestyles of the Civil War era.

The association is available for lectures, living history demonstrations, festivals, reenactments, school presentations and other events. 

You are also invited to attend our monthly meetings which occur the first Thursday of every month.  Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. at the Riley Center/Museum.   For more information about our unit, please give us a call at 850.509.0295.

Sincerely,

 

 

Sergeant Major Jarvis V. Rosier Sr. (US Army Retired)

President/ Director  Colored Troop Education Project