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

BNMHMEA

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

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

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.

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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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