Unflinching Heroism: The United States Colored Troops at New Market Heights

Here’s Jimmy Price discussing the USCT of the Army of the James in their attack on New Market Heights near Richmond, VA.

The video’s description reads, “The first 12 Congressional Medals of Honor awarded to African American soldiers were earned at a battle fought near Richmond. Some were free men fighting to prove that African Americans were worthy of full citizenship – others were former slaves fighting to free their enslaved kindred. Author Jimmy Price disusses these men who struck a blow for freedom.”

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