Patriot HeroesThirteen African American veterans of the Civil War are interred nearby at the Cuffeytown Historic Cemetery. They served in the 5th, 10th, and 36th United States Colored Troops infantry regiments organized in 1863 and 1864, after the Emancipation Proclamation authorized the recruitment of blacks for the U.S. Army and Navy. The 5th USCT, organized in Ohio in August 1863, fought in North Carolina as well as in the Virginia battles of the Crater at Petersburg, New Market Heights, and Fair Oaks. The 10th USCT was organized in Virginia in November 1863 and fought in 1864 at the Battle of Wilson's Wharf (Fort Pocahontas). The 36th USCT, organized from the 2nd North Carolina Colored Infantry in February 1864, fought in the Battle of New Market Heights, the Appomattox Campaign, and in North Carolina. The 5th USCT was demobilized in North Carolina in September 1865, while the 10th and 36th USCT were ordered to Texas after the war and mustered out there in 1866.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
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|Date Added||Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 12:10pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 395900 N 4054455|
|Decimal Degrees||36.62996667, -76.16433333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 37.798', W 76° 9.86'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 37' 47.88" N, 76° 9' 51.60" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2216 Long Ridge Rd, Chesapeake VA 23322, US|
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