Honoring the 107th U.S. Colored Infantry Band

Posted: 2/6/2012
Author: Laura June Davis

Our Black History Month Celebration continues...

107th U.S. Colored Infantry Band at Fort Corcoran in Arlington, Virginia, November 1865.

 

Freed blacks served in various capacities in the Union army, including in various bands. The 107th Regment Infantry was first organized in Louisville, Kentucky and they participated in the siege of Petersburg, the first and second expeditions to Fort Fisher, the capture of Wilmington, the occupation of Raleigh, the surrender of Johnston, and several other smaller battles and skirmishes.

 

 

Image Credit: Libary of Congress.

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