His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety pre­sent­ing talk on African-Amer­i­can sol­diers

Dorchester Star - - Local -

— 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.

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