2nd Infantry Regiment United State Colored Troops Living History Association



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. 









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.



Reenacting the Past with Hope of Shaping the Future



Battle Reenactments  -  Living History Demonstrations  -  Lectures

Research  -  Educational Programming

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Battle of Natural Bridge

  • Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park 7502 Natural Bridge Rd Tallahassee, FL 32305 USA (map)

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.

Earlier Event: February 16
Battle of Olustee
Later Event: March 7
Meet and Greet