Hopefully an end to lockdown is getting closer here in the UK the weather has been good so lots of walking but also making some progress on projects.
So first up a trick trivia question which I posed to Jonathan, given our ongoing American War of Independence campaign I have been reading/listening to some history. This flagged a fascinating fact, given Jonathan lives in the far NW of the states and I live in Cumbria who lives closest to an AWI battlefield ? The answer is below 🙂
But first up the 54th Massachusetts Regiment. I’m not one for sharing political views on the blog but with nearly 200 000 African American soldiers fighting for the Union I have been meaning to broaden my collection to include some African American Units. Having searched on google it is slightly disappointing that they are so under represented in people’s collections. Anyway I intend to change that with two regiments and probably some skirmishers or artillery. I’m not aware of any Cavalry during the war although they became famous afterwards as the Buffalo Soldiers out west, let me know anybody if you know of an active ACW Black Cavalry Regiment ?