United States Colored Troops

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8:08 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Marker To Honor First Black Union Troops

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A new historic marker will be unveiled in Danville today to honor the first African-Americans to enlist in the Union Army in Kentucky. The marker will pay tribute to 250 black men, most of them slaves, who trekked from Boyle County to Jessamine County to enlist. 

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