2nd Infantry Regiment United State 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

Battle of Natural Bridge
Mar
2
to Mar 4

Battle of Natural Bridge

  • Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 41st  annual reenactment of the Battle of Natural Bridge takes place Saturday and Sunday, March 3 & 4, 2018.  The Battle of Natural Bridge began March 6, 1865, in southern Leon County where the St. Marks River temporarily flows underground then reemerges, thus forming a natural bridge.  Over the course of the day, Union troops, including the 2nd and 99th United States Colored Troops (USCT), unsuccessfully attempted to charge over the Natural Bridge.

The 2nd USCT LHA will participate in both Saturday's skirmish and Sunday’s full reenactment in commemoration of this battle.  Other activities during the weekend include living history demonstrations interpreting civilian and military life during the 1860’s and historic presentations.

The Unit will also participate in school presentations on Friday, March 2, 2018.

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Walk Through Living History Parade and Day in the Park
May
12
9:00 AM09:00

Walk Through Living History Parade and Day in the Park

A fun-filled family friendly event featuring live music, horseback rides, face-painting, clowns, USCT Soldiers and other Civil War era re-enactors, Buffalo Soldiers, Black Seminole Indian Descendants, Historical and present day Military Presentations honoring Armed Forces Day, local food and retail vendors, and a variety of talented stage performances!

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Battle of Olustee
Feb
17
2:30 PM14:30

Battle of Olustee

  • Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park will host the 42nd Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Olustee, Feb. 16-18, 2018. Throughout the weekend, more than 2,000 demonstrators will present living history impressions of military and civilian life at the time of Florida’s largest Civil War battle.

The 2nd Inf. USCT LHA will participate in the  Civil War-era battle reenactment on Saturday, February 17, at 3:30 p.m.

For more information about this reenactment event can be found at http://battleofolustee.org/

 

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L. B Brown Black History Festival
Feb
9
to Feb 10

L. B Brown Black History Festival

Bartow's Annual L.B. Brown Festival celebrates the life and achievements of Lawrence B. Brown with jazz, gospel and contemporary music, dancers, storytellers, and more.  The 2nd USCT LHA will be on-site telling the stories of African-American soldiers and their families reenacted through living history.

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