13th United States Colored Troops
13th United States Colored Troops Living History Association
January 20, 2007
This was truly a historical event in Tennessee for the 13th USCT. This is the first time the United States Colored Troops have been formally recognized by the Tennessee State legislative body. The 13th USCT was recognized for its contributions to the citizens of Tennessee by preserving the rich heritage of its citizens of color. The proclamation noted the many education programs and living history demonstrations conducted by the 13th. It was also acknowledged that the Congressional Veterans' Brain Trust had honored the 13th last year in Washington, D.C.
Text by Dr. George Smith
Photos by Charles Nichols