Pennsylvania Grand Review

Honoring African American Patriots 1865 / 2010

Lincoln Cemetery Memorial Park

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Many African American soldiers are buried in the Lincoln Cemetery including Thomas Morris Chester, a Harrisburg native. Chester’s gravestone was replaced in 2002 with a gravestone that had his correct birth date. Thomas’ gravestone lies next to his brother’s marker. David moved to Philadelphia and became the second black man to serve on the city council.

(Courtesy of Pennsylvania Civil War Trails)


Posted in Hallowed Grounds Monday, March 22nd, 2010 at 4:15 am.

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