Saturday, August 27, 2016

Missouri marker honors U.S. Colored Troops

A monument near the back of Columbia (Mo.) Cemetery, where black people were buried when the graveyard was segregated, is the city’s newest memorial to veterans. It lists the names of 42 men who served in the U.S. Colored Troops, formed to employ former slaves to defeat the Confederacy. The stone includes every black soldier whose burial can be verified. • Article

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