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

Federal soldiers at Petersburg, August 1864

Nau Center Blog

By: Jane Diamond

In August 1864, three men named John Allen, James H. Garland, and George W. Lewis enlisted in Company A of the 127th Regiment United States Colored Troops (USCT). They were young—giving their ages as 17, 20, and 26, respectively on their... [read more]