The 6th Regiment Infantry USCT Historic Encampment

The Hopewell Valley Heritage Weekend kicked off the Memorial Day holiday with a reenactment of a Civil War military encampment by the 6th Regiment Infantry US Colored Troops (USCT) Reenactors. A steady flow of interested folks ventured to the backyard of the Hopewell Museum throughout the day to experience an historical look at aspects of 19th century military life and learn a bit more about the 6th Regiment and other USCT brigades and their important role fighting for the Union Army during the Civil War. Many thanks to Trenton natives Algernon Ward, Chuck Monroe, and Alfonso McRay for sharing their knowledge of the USCT regiments with the Hopewell community and to Lear & Pannepacker LLP for sponsoring the event.

 Chuck Monroe (left), Alfonso McRay (center), and Algernon Ward (right) of the 6th Regiment Infantry USCT Reenactors demonstrate regimental formations.

Chuck Monroe (left), Alfonso McRay (center), and Algernon Ward (right) of the 6th Regiment Infantry USCT Reenactors demonstrate regimental formations.