Group aims to preserve overlooked Civil War battlefield, site of U.S. Colored Troops victory

Damon Radcliffe (left) and Parker Agelasto (right) stand in a field new the battle site of New Market Heights. (Credit: Mallory Noe-Payne)

Virginia is filled with Civil War battle sites. That’s nothing new.  But one location has special significance in African American military history.

Sixteen Black soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor for their service in the Civil War and almost every one of those medals was given to men who fought in the Battle of New Market Heights.

Mallory Noe-Payne has more. 

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