Pennsylvania Grand Review

Honoring African American Patriots 1865 / 2010

Midland Cemetery – Harrisburg, PA

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The Midland Cemetery is the final resting place for slaves, former slaves, men of the United States Colored Troops, Buffalo Soldiers and numerous leaders of the area’s African American community. In recent years, the Friends of Midland have rescued this historic burial ground from an overgrown field to a tranquil garden of peace and remembrance.

The pictures below are the headstones of three soldiers who served in the USCT and were buried at Midland Cemetery. Watch a short slideshow or click on one of the pictures below to see a larger version.

(Pictures courtesy of Pennsylvania Civil War Trails and Calobe Jackson Jr.)

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Posted in Hallowed Grounds Saturday, June 5th, 2010 at 4:02 am.

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