Fifth Regiment of the U.S. Colored Cavalry

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This site is devoted to the history of the Fifth Regiment of the U.S. Colored Cavalry, a unit comprised of men of African descent—slaves, ex-slaves, and free men—who fought for the Union cause during the American Civil War (1861-1865). Members of the regiment were reportedly massacred by Confederate troops following the Battle of Saltville on October 2-3, 1864.

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