BHM: Defending Our Colored Troops

Black History takes on a whole new meaning for me this month. I became the first in my family in more than a century to discover that my great-great-great grandfather Sandy Wills, fled his slave plantation in 1863 and joined the historic fight for freedom in the Civil War. And he didn't go alone. He organized five of his younger slave brothers — all of whom were owned and named for slaveholder Edmund Wills — and they fought for the 4th Heavy Field Artillery as proud members of the United States Colored Troops until the war's end in 1865...



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