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Steward Henderson
Fighting for Their Freedom: The US Colored Troops

This month we look forward to Steward Henderson’s presentation on the history of the United States Colored Troops.  Our speaker is a park ranger and historian with the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. He has been serving in this capacity since May 2007, after spending 2 years as a volunteer.

Our speaker retired from Sun Trust Bank as a Senior Vice President in the Retail Group of the Greater Washington Region in 2005, after a 35 year career in the financial services field. He attended Howard University, the Institute of Financial Education, the American Bankers Institute, and the Consumer Bankers Association Graduate School of Retail Bank Management.

Steward has had a life-long interest in the Civil War and is a co-founder of the 23rd Regiment United States Colored Troops, which is affiliated with Friends of the Fredericksburg Area Battlefields and the John J. Wright Educational and Cultural Center Museum in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.  The 23rd USCT is a Civil War living history organization representing the soldiers of the original 23rd USCT.  These African American men were the first black soldiers to fight in directed combat against Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.

Steward is also a member of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteers Co. B, a Civil War reenactment and living history organization, representing the African American regiment made famous in the battle of Fort Wagner. This unit was made popular by the movie, “Glory.”

Our speaker is also a member of the Civil War Trust, and the Central Virginia Battlefield Trust.  We hope you will join us on October 17th at the County Seat!


The County Seat offers our members and guests a main course, or the soup and salad bar.  This month’s main Course: tossed salad, meatloaf, mashed potato, green beans and dessert.  Please specify your dining preference when you submit your pre-paid reservation, which is due the Tuesday prior to each meeting. 

Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:30 PM

$16.00 for members, $20.00 for guests.

Pre-Paid Reservations Must Be Received By October 15, 2019

Mail Your Payment To: PCWRT, P.O. Box 1144, Powhatan, VA

23139Checks Or Money Orders Only Please


Thursday, November 21, 2019 – Speaker and topic to be announced.


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