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

The John G. Riley Center and Museum of African American History and Culture is leading the effort to document the contributions and gallantry of African American soldiers in the Civil War.

In February 2010, the Riley Center partnered with the Battle of Natural Bridge Historical Society to raise awareness of the African American Soldiers that fought and led the charge in The Battle at Natural Bridge, less than eight miles South of Tallahassee. These brave warriors were the men of the 2nd and the 99th Regiments United States Colored Troops (USCT).

 The 2nd Infantry Regiment United State Colored Troops Living History Association was created to  participate in the reenactment of the Battle of Natural Bridge to assure the authenticity and accuracy of the battle as it occurred on March 6, 1865.  

Concurrently, the Riley Center initiated its Colored Troops Education Project, which expanded the role of the Association to include year-round educational, cultural and historical programming. 

Since our inception, the Association has grown to include men, women and children, who have participated in more than 120 events throughout the state, region and country; honoring the legacy of these soldiers and their families.

 

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