A salute to





The Flag Pole dedication ceremony was held on 10 November 2007.  The Hampton Roads Chapter Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, sponsored the dedication of a flag pole at the Cuffeytown Historic Cemetery.  

For the first time, an American Flag waved High above this historic site.  The Cuffeytown Historic Cemetery has interred the largest number of African American Union Civil War soldiers in any non-governmental and non-veteran organization cemetery in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  

The Cuffeytown 13 served in the 10th, 36th, and 5th United States Colored Troops Infantry Regiments.  They served in numerous battles including Wilson’s Wharf, Petersburg and Chaffin Farm/New Market Heights.  

Donated by the Hampton Roads Chapter - Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, the flag pole was erected on the cemetery, to salute for the first timeThe Cuffeytown 13 and the JAMES/BUTLER MEDAL RECIPIENTS.  We also coordinated the requirements for an Roll Call, Honor Guard and Bugler from Fort Monroe, Virginia.


                                  5th USCT                                                                            COMPANY I                     

                                 Pvt. Walter Smith

                                 10th USCT 

 COMPANY F                    COMPANY G                 COMPANY H            

Pvt. Lemuel Cuffey      Sgt. William Coffey        Pvt. Bluet Cuffey 

Sgt. William Cuffey      Corp. Emerson Cuffey   Sgt. Wilson Cuffey

Pvt. Cornelius Smith.                                             Corp. Levi Sevils 

Pvt James W. Smith.                                              Pvt Samuel Smith

                                                                             Pvt John Whitehurst


                                                 36th USCT

                                               Company C

                                             Sgt. Thomas Van