Sunday, December 22, 2019

Support grows for memorial honoring African-American Civil War heroes

While the debate continues over Confederate monuments , support is growing for a new memorial on Monument Avenue in Richmond Virginia to honor African-American Civil War heroes.

The new monument would commemorate the Battle of New Market Heights from September 1864. in which six regiments of black Union troops laid siege to the Confederate defenses of Richmond -- and won victory. It was one of the first attacks of the Civil War, exclusively led by African American commanders.

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