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 membership of the 2nd Infantry Regiment United States Colored Troops Living History Association consists of men, women and children, from various walks of life who have come together to promote the African-American perspective of the Civil War.  The Association participates in various workshops, battlefield reenactments, historical dramatizations, cultural celebrations, living history presentations, and lectures.  

We endeavor to teach the African American perspective of civil war history and the sacrifices made by African Americans to secure a union victory and end the tyranny of slavery.

We believe knowing one’s history is to believe it, but seeing ones history presented in a Living History form is to truly conceive it.

Membership includes:

  •  Infantry Unit -  Men over the age of 18 who represent U.S.C.T. soldiers during battle reenactments and other historical demonstration

  • Ladies Auxiliary - Ladies over the age of 18 who demonstrate the civilian and family life of the Civil War era

  • Youth Assembly - Children under the age of 18 who demonstrate youth activities and lifestyles of the Civil War era

 

HOW TO JOIN

To apply for membership to the 2nd Infantry Regiment U.S.C.T. Living History Association, please contact Sergeant Major Jarvis V. Rosier at 850.681.7881 or jrosier@rileymuseum.org