United States Colored Troops Flag

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted: 12/31/2010

This flag belonged to the 84th Regiment of Infantry, United States Colored Troops. The red stripes bear the regiment's name and number and some of the battles in which the 84th fought.

The unit was organized April 4, 1864 and mustered for service on March 14, 1866. The unit fought primarily in Louisiana with three other regiments of colored troops and a larger force of Union volunteers.

Use this Investigation Sheet to guide students through describing the object and analyzing its meaning.

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