"They Led the Way" Civil War Trails Opening
"They led the way," is the title for the newest Civil War Trail sign in North Carolina which was recently installed in Goldsboro. On March 27 at 10 am, on the 158th anniversary of the historic event, join community leaders, descendants, and officials at 201 S. Center Street in downtown Goldsboro as they dedicate the new site and remember the service of the men in the 135th United States "Colored" Infantry.
The story of the men in this infantry regiment was largely forgotten until recently. The 13th USCT Research Team, Inc. which was formed in 2016 by Amy and Jay Bauer and is made up of local citizens and regional historians who have spent innumerable hours exploring archives, delving into online sources, and tirelessly analyzing historic documents looking for information about the Black me who would ultimately serve in this infantry regiment.
The new sign is part of the Civil War Trails program which connects visitors to over 1,400 sites just like this one. Across six states, each Civil War Trails site enables travelers to stand in the footsteps of historic events or people of the past. Despite seeing and hearing hundreds of stories each year their team found the Goldsboro truly inspirational.