Men of company E, 4th U.S. Colored Infantry.

Federal soldiers at Petersburg, August 1864

Nau Center Blog

By: Jane Diamond

In 1905, forty years after the end of the Civil War, an Albemarle-born, African-American veteran named Frank Lee applied to receive an increase in his pension. He had served as a young man in the 5th Massachusetts Colored Volunteer Cavalry, a... [read more]