Thursday, May 6, 2010

Little glory for black Civil War vets

The students discovered the soldiers' gravestones by chance. They were cleaning up a filthy East Camden, N.J., park three weeks ago when one of their rakes scratched something hard in the grass. According to Camden County Historical Society records, the remains of about 250 black residents lie in the trash-strewn ground, formerly a cemetery, at 38th and Federal Streets. Among them are 123 members of the U.S. Colored Troops (USCT) who served in the Civil War. • Article

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