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

William Jackson, Wilson Brown, Abandoned Cemetery, New Garden Township, Pennsylvania

ABANDONED CEMETERY

Bucktoe Road
New Garden Township, Pennsylvania

UNITED STATES COLORED CIVIL WAR VETERANS

Submitted by

Joseph F. Sodomin

Correction posted 8/27/03

NAME

RANK

COMPANY

REGIMENT

REMARKS

William Jackson

Corporal

 D

29th Conn. Inf.

 

Wilson Brown

Corporal

C

127th USCT

Mustered in August 24, 1864.

 

My name is Joseph F. Sodomin.  I live in Landenberg, Pa. just outside of Kennett Square Pa.  This area lies on the northern border of Del, almost where Del., Pa. and Maryland come together.

 
I write to you to add another site to those we should not forget.  I recently joined a civil war reenacting unit, the 42nd Pa. Co. H, also known as the "Bucktails".  This unit was formed in Kennett Square by a Col. Charles Taylor. 
 
Recently, I have been tracking down gravesites of the original Bucktails and came across an old cemetery in our area of New Garden Township.  This cemetery is on a road called Bucktoe Rd.  It is an abandon cemetery in a overgrown wooded area.  It turns out from historical records that this cemetery belonged to an all colored church.  The church disbanded after the war, moved some of the graves but left many others.  There are two headstones of civil war soldiers who were colored and fought for the cause.
 
I hope you can use this information.  If you have questions or can help me find out more about these individuals, I'd appreciate your help or helping you.  I hope their names can be listed somewhere, so that they may not be forgotten, as it seems by the state of the cemetery.
 
Joe Sodomin

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Bennie J. McRae, Jr.
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Trotwood, Ohio

 

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