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“Three Medals of Honor” by Don Troiani: Courtesy of Don Troiani

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Welcome to the online home of the Battle of New Market Heights Memorial and Education Association (BNMHMEA).

Our Mission

Our mission is ambitious but truly important. We seek to erect a suitable monument at the site of the Battle of New Market Heights and educate the public about this major military accomplishment by the United States Colored Troops (USCT) of the 3rd Division of the XVIII Corps (Army of the James) on September 29, 1864. On that day, fourteen African American soldiers and two white officers of the USCT performed acts of heroism that earned the Medal of Honor. They, along with thousands of their comrades who fought there, deserve a fitting memorial to honor their willingness to sacrifice their lives so that the United States might continue and to see slavery abolished.

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The Memorial

HISTORY OF THE BATTLE

MEDAL OF HONOR

SOLDIER’S STORIES

Soldier’s Stories

It has often been said that, “the history of the Civil War is the stories of its soldiers.” That statement is particularly true for those men who served in United States Colored Troops regiments…

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