Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Research shows 51 more USCT troops

When Lexington, Kentucky, began Juneteenth celebrations at African Cemetery No. 2 in 1999, the gathering honored 49 black Civil War veterans whose gravestones were found during a restoration. Saturday, the cemetery will honor 100 men who fought with the United States Colored Troops. Yvonne Giles’ research has found more than 51 additional names, and it has revealed some fascinating stories. • Article

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