Pennsylvania Grand Review

Honoring African American Patriots 1865 / 2010

Thomas Morris Chester

Posted by: sailerd

One of Harrisburg’s most famous African Americans, a leader in education, journalism, military recruitment, diplomacy and the practice of law.

Chester also served as a recruiter and helped usher Pennsylvania Black men into the 54th and 55th Massachusetts Regiments.

Market St. and Third St. intersection

(Courtesy of Pennsylvania Civil War Trails)

Posted in Individual Stories Monday, March 22nd, 2010 at 4:37 am.

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