Thursday, May 10, 2012

The only Civil War battle in Virginia in which nearly all the Union troops were Black.

May their memory be eternal. Both Union AND Confederate.

Fort Pocahontas was established by the Union in 1861 to defend Richmond from naval assault by Confederate forces. Nearly half of it has been dug up in order for researchers to reveal James Fort of historic Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the New World. Read the whole story here...



http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/civil-war-fort-at-jamestown-is-dug-up-to-get-at-1607-site/2012/05/04/gIQAWfiC8T_story.html


 

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