CANCELLED: U.S. Colored Troops Encampment at Fort Ward
|Title:||CANCELLED: U.S. Colored Troops Encampment at Fort Ward|
|Date & Time:||Sat May 7, 2022|
|Location:||Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd. (Map This)|
|Event Details:||We regret that this event is cancelled due to inclement weather.
Learn about the history, training and army life of the U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War at Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site on Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program is free, and is weather dependent.
This living history event will feature an encampment of reenactors from units such as the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. B, and the 23rd USCT. Activities will include camp life, drilling, displays on the USCT, and interpretation of the African American soldiers who served the Union war effort. Units trained and stationed in the Civil War Defenses of Washington will be highlighted. The event will also include an interpretive station on the Fort community, a post-Civil War African American neighborhood settled on the grounds and vicinity of present-day Fort Ward Park, with information on several ancestors of residents who served in the USCT.
|Audience:||Anyone may attend|
|Tags:||Fort Ward Museum, Fort Ward Park, Living History, Museums|
For event details visit http://www.alexandriava.gov/c/42137
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