Honoring Black Union Soldiers

Robert Romer, professor emeritus in physics at Amherst College, and historian of the town of Amherst, spoke with local newspapers about his efforts to honor the contributions of black soldiers who fought for the Union during the Civil War. On Sept. 18, a ceremony at Amherst’s West Cemetery recognized members of the Massachusetts 5th Cavalry, the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, and Genalvin Marse, a member of the Connecticut 29th Colored Infantry whose gravestone was erected by "the boys of Chi Psi" at Amherst College. Read more here and here.