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.
Sergeant Major Jarvis V. Rosier Sr. (US Army Retired)
President/ Director Colored Troop Education Project