Kelly D. Mezurek

The Anglo-African, August 6, 1864 DEATH OF A BRAVE COLORED SOLDIER. MR. JOHN GRIMAGE, of Allegheny City, Pa., sends us the following letter, which was sent by Capt. Shedon, of the 6th Regiment U. S. Colored Troops, to Mrs. Joanna Taylor, of said city, describing the circumstances under which her son was killed in an action near Petersburg: SPRING HILL, Va., June 19, 1864.      MRS. JOANNA TAYLOR – My Dear Madam: Day before yesterday, Gen. Gilmore made a reconnaissance towards Petersburg, with a force of which our regiment was…

From Joseph T. Wilson's The Black Phalanx: African American Soldiers in the War of Independence, the War of 1812 & The Civil War The Lorain County News, Oberlin, Ohio July 19, 1865 Letter from Capt. O.S.B. WallPORT ROYAL, S.C.,June 24th, 1865. EDITOR OF THE NEWS, OBERLIN, O.: I have thought for some time that it might not be amiss to drop you a line, with reference to myself since I arrived in this department, and to say something of other matters that may be of interest to a few of…

Headquarters 27th Regt. U.S.C.T.Camp Near Raleigh, N.C., April 26, 1865 Mr. Editor: On the 20th of this month I, together with some of our boys, went on a foraging expedition. We had travelled some twenty miles when we came within two hundred yards of the main line of works of the rebel Gen. Johnston. We immediately came to a halt and lay down, and soon after spied three rebel officers coming out on the road towards us. We then made our way into a swamp not far off. They proved…