Friday, July 15, 2011

Marker dedicated to African-American unit

A marker is being dedicated in South Carolina to the 55th Massachusetts, a black Union regiment that fought in the Civil War.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the remains of 19 Union soldiers buried during the war were found at nearby Folly Beach in 1987.

Two life-size busts depicting the reconstructed faces of two soldiers will be on display Friday when the historic marker is dedicated at Folly River Park. • Article

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