Today in 1864: During the Civil War, in a series of battles around Chaffin’s Farm near Richmond, Virginia, black troops capture Confederate entrenchments at New Market Heights. They make a gallant but unsuccessful assault on Fort Gilmer, and help repulse counterattacks on Fort Harrison.
Today’s battles will win Congressional Medals of Honor for thirteen black soldiers. During the Civil War, one hundred eighty five thousand blacks will serve in the Union Army, fighting in four hundred forty nine battles. One out of every four Union sailors is black. Almost thirty eight thousand black soldiers will lose their lives in the war.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Construction is nearing completion on the new FEED Business Incubator and shared commercial Kitchens located in the Northgate Shopping Center at Aberg and Sherman. The target date to open for kitchen users is November 4th. FEED is now hosting free Information Sessions for interested business owners and food producers to learn more about the facility, available services and equipment, and how to apply. Space is limited – RSVP today to learn about this new addition to the Madison Region’s food scene! This will be October 12th at Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Drive. Email Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608-661-0600, extension 2.
Evening Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to deliver hot, nutritious low-cost meals to older and differently abled people. Locations are flexible and the time commitment is about one hour per shift. For details call 276-7598.