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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L. B Brown Black History Festival

  • L. G. Brown House 470 S Lb Brown Ave Bartow, FL 33830 USA (map)

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.

Earlier Event: January 26
Raid on Euchee Anna
Later Event: February 16
Battle of Olustee