Visit The Robbins House
June, July & August: 11-4
September, October: 11-4
(Open Fri-Sun + Columbus Day)
with Joe Zellner, Concord-Carlisle High School Social Studies Teacher Emeritus, Civil War 54th Regiment Re-enactor, and The Robbins House Advisor & Interpreter
Wednesday, Sept. 22nd • 6-7:30 pm • Location TBA
Concord Carlisle Adult & Community Education • Register here, fee: $25
When Caesar Robbins marched to war in 1776, enslaved and free people of African descent had been fighting in New England’s armies for generations. In 1760, at age 15, Caesar Robbins served in the French and Indian War, likely in his enslaver, John Robbins’s place. Caesar was one of a handful of Black soldiers in the Revolutionary War. In 1863, George Washington Dugan joined the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry under Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. He was Concord’s sole Black Civil War soldier. This course will pair the role of Concord’s Black antebellum volunteers with all Black US soldiers. What is the tie that binds this common action?