28th Regiment USCT

28th Regiment USCT (HMJJ)

Location: Indianapolis, IN 46203 Marion County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 45.422', W 86° 8.705'

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Indiana's only African-American Civil War regiment served as part of the 28th Regiment of U.S. Colored Troops. African-American infantry was authorized in 1863 to help fill federal quota for soldiers. The Reverend Willis Revels was recruiting officer. Recruits trained at Camp Fremont, established on land near here owned by Calvin Fletcher.

In April 1864, six companies were organized and activated. The 28th regiment served valiantly in the Battle of the Crater at Petersburg, Virginia on July 30, 1864, when nearly half of the men were killed or wounded. The 28th returned to Indianapolis January 6, 1866 to a reception in its honor; officers and men were discharged January 9.
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number49.2004.5
Year Placed2005
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Indiana War Memorials Commission, Andrew & Esther Bowman, and African American Landmarks Committee of Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 2:40pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 573233 N 4401140
Decimal Degrees39.75703333, -86.14508333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.422', W 86° 8.705'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 25.32" N, 86° 8' 42.30" W
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Area Code(s)317
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 628-662 Calvary St, Indianapolis IN 46203, US
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