Celebrating Black Troops Triumphant Entry into Richmond, the Former Confederate Capital

By A. Peter Bailey (TriceEdneyWire.com) – On Sunday, April 3, 1865, according to Thomas Morris Chester, the only Black Civil War correspondent, “Brevet Brigadier General Draper’s brigade of colored troops, and Brevet Major General August Kautz’s division were the first infantry to enter Richmond. The gallant 36th Infantry U.S. Colored Troops, under Lieutenant Colonel B.F. Pratt, has the honor of […]

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