First Michigan Colored Regiment

First Michigan Colored Regiment (HM9O2)

Location: Detroit, MI 48207 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 20.67', W 83° 1.392'

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The First Michigan Colored Regiment was organized at Camp Ward, which originally stood at this location. Formed from August through October 1863, a year of draft riots and protests against the war, this Negro regiment consisted entirely of volunteers. During training, a regimental band was formed and toured southern Michigan to recruit additional volunteers. Mustered here as the 102nd U.S. Colored Troops, February 17, 1864, the 900-man unit left Detroit March 28, 1864 for service in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. More than 1,400 men served in the regiment during 19 months in the field; ten percent of this number died in service. The regiment was disbanded in October 1865, in Detroit.
HM NumberHM9O2
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker NumberS0288
Year Placed1977
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 1:08am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 333346 N 4690009
Decimal Degrees42.34450000, -83.02320000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 20.67', W 83° 1.392'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 20' 40.20" N, 83° 1' 23.52" W
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Area Code(s)313
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2746-2898 Macomb St, Detroit MI 48207, US
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