Sunday, August 5, 2012

COLORED KANSAS VOLUNTEERS

Dale Vaughn, author of The Chance, recently took part in ceremonies honoring the 150th anniversary of the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry at Mount Auburn Cemetery, California and 10th Streets in Topeka.

Vaughn said "the unit . . . had the highest casualty rate of any Kansas regiment."

Senator James H. Lane, recruiting commissioner for Kansas territory north of the Kansas River, on August 4, 1862 authorized raising the regiment. It was the first African-American regiment to fight in combat with white soldiers during the Civil War. (Wikipedia)

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