Historical Society presenting talk on African-American soldiers
— The Dorchester County Historical Society will host a presentation celebrating African-American soldiers at noon Friday, Feb. 24, at the Robbins Heritage Center, located at 1003 Greenway Drive in Cambridge.
Dr. Clara Small and Teresa Neild will hold a talk about the African-American soldiers from Dorchester County who served during the Civil War. This event will focus on the ladies’ work, which is soon to be released as a book. Several years ago, Small, recently retired from Salisbury University, published a book about the African-American Civil War soldiers from the lower Eastern Shore.
At the same time, Neild came across a photo of George Carr, an AfricanAmerican from Dorchester who had also served. This would be the only photograph that would be found of African-American Dorchester soldiers.
“They Wore Blue and Their Hearts Were Loyal — the U. S. Colored Troops of Dorchester County” will be released in the next couple of months and is the result of a collaboration of these two researchers. This book will be valuable to AfricanAmerican researchers in the region. For information, call 410.228.7953.