Online Exhibit

Exhibit 6

Fort Pocahontas – Black troops tested

This highway marker is located with three other markers at a pull off on the north side of Route 5 just east of the intersection with Sturgeon Point Road.

Fort Pocahontas is located off Surgeon Point Road on the James River and is open for group tours by appointment, for the annual re-enactment and as an event facility. Visit details. The fort is the only earthen fort built entirely by U.S. Colored Tropps and was the site of the first test of the USCT after the Fort Pillow massacre.

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