Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
					Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.

Burial Site near Hampton, Virginia

UNITED STATES COLORED CIVIL WAR VETERAN

Submitted by

First Sergeant John C. Jobe
7th New York Cavalry, Co. A

NAME

UNIT

Nelson Ballard Company I - 1st United States Colored Cavalry Regiment


No known cemetery. They just found the intact Federal tomb stone with the mentioned information on it in a over grown field. It is next to where they are building the new hospital. They have put up a chain fence to protect it for now. Maybe one day we can have a Cavalry ceremony at the site.

John C. Jobe

 


 

FOOTNOTE:

I appeared as a guest lecturer at the 3rd Annual Contraband Slaves Memorial
Celebration, May 5th, 2001. The program was dedicated to the memory of this
soldier.

The link to the event can be viewed at the EVENTS web page of the SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF THE UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS.

Asa Gordon

Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Resting Places | Tags: Virginia
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