A salute to
the CUFFEYTOWN 13
The Flag Pole dedication ceremony was held on 10 November 2007. The Hampton Roads Chapter of the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club, sponsored the dedication of a flag pole at the Cuffeytown Historic Cemetery.
For the first time, an American Flag waved High above this historic site. The Cuffeytown Historic Cemetery has interred the largest number of African American Union Civil War soldiers in any non-governmental and non-veteran organization cemetery in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Cuffeytown 13 served in the 5th, 10th, and 36th United States Colored Troops (USCT) Infantry Regiments. They served in numerous battles including Wilson’s Wharf, Petersburg and Chaffin Farm/New Market Heights.
Donated by the Hampton Roads Chapter of the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club, the flag pole was erected on the cemetery, to salute for the first time The Cuffeytown 13 and the JAMES/BUTLER MEDAL RECIPIENTS.
We also coordinated the requirements for an official Roll Call, an Honor Guard and a Bugler from Fort Monroe, Virginia.