RECOGNITION FOR THE CINCINNATI BLACK BRIGADE (CIVIL WAR)

Resolution Sponsored by The Honorable Sylvester Patton, D-Youngstown in the Ohio House of Representatives on Behalf of the Research History Class at Washington Senior High School, Washington Courthouse, Ohio

L-R: Ms. Alexandra Lightle, Representative Sylvester Patton, D-Youngstown, Ms. Jennifer North, and Mr. Paul LaRue, Instructor.

 


“A flag is the emblem of sovereignty - a symbol and guarantee of protection. Every nation and people are proud of the flag of their country. England, for a thousand years boasts her Red flag and Cross of St. George; France glories in her Tri-color and Imperial Eagle; ours the ‘Star-spangled Banner,’ far more beautiful than they - this dear old flag! - the sun in heaven never looked down on so proud a banner of beauty and glory. Men of the Black Brigade, rally around it!
Assert your manhood, be loyal to duty, be obedient, hopeful, patient. Slavery will soon die; the slaveholders’ rebellion, accursed of God and man, will shortly and miserably perish. There will then be, through all the coming ages, in very truth, a land of the free - one country, one flag, one destiny. I charge you, Men of the Black Brigade of Cincinnati, remember that for you, and for me, and for your children, and your children’s children, there is but one Flag, as there is but one Bible, and one God, the Father of us all.”


James Lupton,
Acting Camp Commandant
presenting the National flag to The Cincinnati Black Brigade
September 4, 1862


INDEX

LEGISLATIVE ANALYSIS - Mr. Paul LaRue

TESTIMONY - Ms. Alexandra Lightle

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION - Representative Sylvester Patton

FIRST REGIMENT ROSTER

SECOND REGIMENT ROSTER

THIRD REGIMENT ROSTER AND CONCLUSION


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

THE BLACK BRIGADE OF CINCINNATI - By William Wells Brown

WASHINGTON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL CIVIL WAR USCT SITE

FREEDOM FIGHTERS - UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS IN THE CIVIL WAR


Documents submitted by

Paul LaRue
Washington Courthouse, Ohio

Posted by

Bennie J. McRae, Jr.
Trotwood, Ohio

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