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- “A group of African-American women in Harrisburg declared public outrage, and then held their own grand review, officially sanctioned by the U.S. Army. Hundreds of black soldiers from 25 states held an encampment and marched through Harrisburg on Nov. 14, 1865. They started near where Soldiers Grove now stands behind the Capitol, said Harrisburg researcher Calobe Jackson. That balmy day they marched through downtown and ended at Simon Cameron’s mansion. On Nov. 5-7, Harrisburg will hold a reenactment of the grand review and exhibitions. The event will feature presentations and conservation projects to honor the U.S. Colored Troops and tell their stories.”
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