Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Lt. Col. Uri B. Pearsall - 99th U.S. Colored
This is a photograph of Lt. Col. Uri B. Pearsall of the 99th U.S. Colored Troops. Col. Pearsall was wounded at the Battle of Natural Bridge, Florida on March 6, 1865, while helping to lead the attacks on the entrenched Confederate line.
Pearsall had also served in the Red River Campaign into Louisiana and was credited with helping to construct the dam at Alexandria that raised the level of the river enough to save the Union fleet from destruction or capture.
Wounded at Natural Bridge, he recovered and lived in Kansas after the war where he was active in business, politics and community affairs.
If you would like to read more on the Battle of Natural Bridge, please visit my website at www.exploresouthernhistory.com/nbindex.