Over 300 of the men who served in the 27th USCI listed Virginia as the state of their birth. On the blog, Southern Unionists Chronicles, a reader requested information about one of the soldiers in the USCT included on the site’s list of men born in Rockbridge County. This led me to compare that list with my files. I have so far found at least nine soldiers who served in the 27th USCI who reported Rockbridge County, Virginia, as their place of birth. Here are their stories:
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Want to learn more about the 27th United States Colored Infantry?
See For Their Own Cause: The 27th United States Colored Troops. The Kent State University Press, 2016.