The USCT Regiments in the Last Days of the Civil War

Pat Young

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A look at three United States Colored Troop regiments in the last days of the Civil War and beyond.
As the Confederacy collapsed, the men of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) continued to serve their community and their country. From marching through the country-side to free enslaved people from "owners" keeping them illegally, to putting out the fires Confederates set that threatened to destroy Richmond, the last days of the war saw the USCT greeted as liberators in many parts of the South. In the post-war world, the USCT would build schools and orphanages for children once held as slaves and work for racial equality in the South and North.
https://emergingcivilwar.com/2021/0...ct-continued-to-serve-after-the-war-was-over/
 

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A look at three United States Colored Troop regiments in the last days of the Civil War and beyond.
As the Confederacy collapsed, the men of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) continued to serve their community and their country. From marching through the country-side to free enslaved people from "owners" keeping them illegally, to putting out the fires Confederates set that threatened to destroy Richmond, the last days of the war saw the USCT greeted as liberators in many parts of the South. In the post-war world, the USCT would build schools and orphanages for children once held as slaves and work for racial equality in the South and North.
https://emergingcivilwar.com/2021/0...ct-continued-to-serve-after-the-war-was-over/
How many..?

It's my understanding that the USCT's were disbanded in late 1865, & once reorganized the total size of the US Army was roughly 25,000 till the turn of the century. It's also my understanding that, Black troops were similarly, only about 10% of the total force during this time period.

I believe the Buffalo Soliders were best known for their service out west, dealing with the Indians.
 
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