The first video in this Civil War Encampment series shows the Camp Lewis site on the Pecos National Historical Park.
This evening, the first of the Virtual Civil War Encampment presentations starts a 7 PM MDT and will feature
The Illinois 29th United States Infantry Colored Troops in the Rio Grande Valley
Join Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Education and Community Engagement Coordinator Jorge Hernández live on Zoom for the screening of the new short film: The Illinois 29th United States Colored Troops in the Rio Grande Valley. Following the Confederate surrender at Appomattox, African American soldiers of the Illinois 29th USCT continued their military service in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. There the fight for freedom and equality took on a different meaning and experience. Ranger Hernández will introduce the video and host a live question and answer session afterward.
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