USCT Medal of Honor Recipients
In the early morning hours of September 29, 1864, black troops, or United States Colored Troops (USCTs for short) charged the Rebel works at New Market Heights, VA. For their valor in this engagement, 14 USCTs received the Medal of Honor. This is the story of these men and the fateful morning of September 29, 1864.
Overview : An overview of the Battle of New Market Heights
USCT Background : The story of the United States Colored Troops
The Union Perspective : A detailed look at the Battle of New Market Heights
USCT Medal of Honor recipients from the Battle of New Market Heights.
Order of Battle : Units present at the Battle of New Market Heights
Virtual Bibliography : Read the orders and dispatches that tell the story.
Did You Know?
President Abraham Lincoln visited the Richmond area twice during the war. In July 1862 he met with General McClellan at Harrison’s Landing on the James River. Lincoln came to Richmond on April 4, 1865 and walked the streets of a city still smouldering from the evacuation fires.