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February 17, 1864 : First Michigan Colored Infantry Mustered Into Service

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On February 17, 1864, the First Michigan Michigan Colored Infantry mustered into service during the Civil War. The unit later was renamed the 102nd Regiment United State Colored Troops and fought with distinction in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

Source : Detroit Historical Society Facebook Page

For more information about Samuel Lett and the 102nd Regiment United States Colored Troops, see Bob Garrett, “…With the Greatest Determination…”, Archives of Michigan, February 15, 2011.

Click here for a photograph of the 1st Michigan Colored Infantry Historical Marker in Detroit with accompaning article.

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