Civil War folk art 5th USCT ( United States Colored Troops ) carved reunion wooden sword for their reunion held in Columbus , Ohio in 1913. Carved into the handle and blade on the first side is " 1863-65 5th U.S.C.T. Reunion Columbus, Oh. 1913". Carved on the other side is " GAR We Fought For the Union & Died for Liberty. " The 5th United States Colored Infantry Regiment was an African American unit of the Union Army .As part of the United States Colored Troops, the regiment saw action in Virginia as part of the Richmond–Petersburg Campaign and in North Carolina, where it participated in the attacks on Fort Fisher and Wilmington and the Carolinas Campaign. The regiment was formed as the 127th Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Camp Delaware, Ohio. It was re-designated the 5th Regiment, United States Colored Troops, and moved to Norfolk, Virginia, in November 1863, Four members of this regiment won the medal of honor. Sword measures 42". Excellent.