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HONORING THE 108TH REGIMENT AT THE ARSENAL MUSEUM ON FEBRUARY 29, 2020

The 108th United States Colored Troops (USCT) served as guards at Rock Island Prison Barracks during the Civil War. The regiment was made up of Freemen and escaped slaves, largely from Kentucky.

This program will explore the history and enduring legacy of the men who served in the 108th USCT through scholars, descendants, and visual arts.
Presenters include:
* Patrick Allie, Arsenal Museum Director
* Edwin Reiter, author of “The Road To Freedom: A History of the 108th
Infantry Regiment USCT”

* Shellie Moore Guy, Author, Poet and a Descendant of two of the members of the 108th Regiment.

The Museum opens at Noon and the program will begin at 2:00 pm.

All visitors to the Arsenal will need to obtain a visitor’s pass at the Visitor Control Center adjacent to the Moline Gate (23 Prospect Drive, 61265.

The program is free and open to the public.

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