The mission of the BNMHMEA is to commemorate and educate. We seek to erect a historical monument at the site of the Battle of New Market Heights honoring the United States Colored Troops who served in the Third Division of the XVIII Corps (Army of the James). Among these men were fourteen African American soldiers and two white officers who received the Medal of Honor for acts of heroism on September 29, 1864. We also seek to educate the public about this significant military victory by the United States Colored Troops.
Educating, inspiring, and uniting Americans by commemorating and learning about the bravery and determination of the United States Colored Troops who fought at the Battle of New Market Heights.