Portrait Exhibit of 17 Black Soldiers at Fort Negley.
A historical exhibit by Michigan artist Shayne Davidson containing 17 portraits of men who served in the 25th United States Colored Troops (Company G) has been on display at Fort Negley Visitor Center and Park in Nashville, Tennessee for the last six months. The exhibit has now been moved to another another venue. …more
25TH UNITED STATES
COLORED INFANTRY REGIMENT
The 25th United States Colored Infantry Regiment was organized from January 3 to March 1864. Beginning April 1, the regiment was transported to New Orleans for duty. The regiment was split in half for the trip with five companies aboard each of the two assigned transports (designated left and right wings). Off Cape Hatteras, the transport Suwanee, with the right wing onboard, sprung a serious leak and was forced into port at Morehead City, North Carolina. The transport was condemned, and the right wing of the 25th USCT was stranded at Morehead City for three weeks while new transportation was arranged. The right wing finally reunited with the left wing of the 25th USCT in New Orleans on May 5, 1864. Shortly thereafter, the regiment was ordered to Florida where it was stationed at Fort Barrancas and Fort Pickens. The regiment served in Florida until mustered out of service December 6, 1865.
Portraits of Black Civil War Soldiers
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