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The Sankofa Restoration Project, Inc. is an advocacy group for the accurate conveyance of the story of African people throughout the world. We are Griot [An African expression for a master story-tellers] And therefore we have form our research under our Department of Griotology.
We are dedicated to the proposition that African of all cultures, languages and spiritual persuasions are, in effect, the best suited to tell their own story. The United States Colored Troops Headstone initiative Project is one of the latest project set in motion for us to provide an ongoing vehicle designed to bring us closer to our expressed goal.
The US Colored Troop's role in the War Between the States during the 1860s helped the union to turn the war around. Thereby, we are honoring the best and brightest the United States had to offer, giving and risking their lives to make this nation a better place to experience the American way of life.
Prior to the Bureau of Colored Troops, which created by the United States War Department in January 1863, during the Civil War, to handle personnel matters, rations, pay, and other things relating to African-American soldiers, Their were Division raised and fought in South Carolina and Louisiana. A Total of 178,895 USCT soldiers fought in all aspects of the war, and the regiments served as occupation troops in former Confederate states.
Approximately 175 regiments comprised of over 178,000 free blacks and freed slaves served during the last two years of the war, and bolstered the Union war effort at a critical time. By war's end, the USCT comprised approximately a tenth of all Union troops. There were 1,715 USCT combat casualties during the war. Regiments, including infantry, cavalry, light artillery and heavy artillery units, were recruited from all states of the Union and became known as the United States Colored Troops (USCT).