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Primary Source Collection – Lincoln Cemetery

The former Lincoln Cemetery in Carlisle is now called Memorial Park.  For many years after the Civil War, Lincoln Cemetery was the most significant graveyard in town holding former veterans of the United States Colored Troops (USCT).  In the 1970s,

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Carlisle (PA) Herald, “John Peck Dead,” September 25, 1895

Source Citation “John Peck Dead,” Carlisle (PA) Herald, September 25, 1895, p. 4: 2. Transcription John Peck. John Peck, an aged colored citizen, died at his home, in West Chapel alley, this morning at 2 o’clock from dropsy. He was

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Carlisle (PA) Herald, “Alexander Washington,” November 26, 1900

Source Citation “Alexander Washington,” Carlisle (PA) Herald, November 26, 1900, p. 4: 1. Transcription Alexander Washington. Alexander Washington, colored, aged 64 years, died at 5 o’clock on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 22, in Harrisburg from pleurisy. He was born in Perry

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Carlisle (PA) Herald, “Without Headstones,” June 8, 1882

Source Citation “Without Headstones,” Carlisle (PA) Herald, June 8, 1882, p. 3: 2. Transcription Without Headstones. We understand that there are quite a number of soldiers buried in our cemeteries who are yet without tombstones. We trust their friends or

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Carlisle (PA) Herald, “Headstones Arrived,” May 25, 1882

Source Citation “Headstones Arrived,” Carlisle (PA) Herald, May 25, 1882, p. 3: 2. Transcription Headstones Arrived. Some time since we announced that Postmaster Meloy had ordered a number of headstones for the graves of soldiers buried in our cemeteries. They

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