Not Afraid to Go: Acton’s Part in the Birth and Preservation of Our Nation


White Officers and Black Soldiers

Several Acton men took commissions as officers in Colored regiments. This was in spite of the Confederate declaration that any man doing so, would be executed for inciting slave rebellion. One of the battles in which no quarter was given in the taking of colored prisoners was the Battle of the Crate at the Siege of Petersburg. This section includes:
  • Drawing showing placement of charges beneath Confederate lines at Petersburg
  • Drawing of tunnels beneath Confederate works
  • Engraving of the Battle of the Crater


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