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

LOCUST GROVE CEMETERY

LOCUST GROVE CEMETERY

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

UNITED STATES COLORED CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS
The Heroes of Locust Grove Cemetery

Submitted by

Charles (Ben) Hawley
Program Director,
DC Civil War Cadet Academy
Washington, DC

Office:  301-942-2804
Cell:  301-706-8027

http://www.3dpublishing.com/academy/

Twenty-five Civil War veterans of the United States Colored Troops are buried on the grounds of Shippensburg�s Locust Grove Cemetery.  These men include: 

John Barnes 3rd Regt, USCT
John Boles 43rd Regt, USCT
Cyrus Bushrod 127th Regt, USCT
Wilson Carter 25th Regt, USCT
Samuel Cotton 2nd Cavalry, USCT
Marshall Dixon (Sergt) 32nd Regt USCT
Henry Galloway 55th Mass. Inf
Robert Green 127th Regt, USCT
James Holiday 127th Regt, USCT
John Hinton 127th Regt USCT
Philip L. Holmes 127th Regt USCT
George Landy, (Cpl) 22nd Regt USCT
Joseph Lane 22nd Regt USCT
Levi Richardson 127th Regt USCT
Joseph Rideout 22nd Regt USCT
Joseph Robinson 25th Regt USCT
Washington Robinson 24th Regt USCT
James H. Shirk 55th Mass Inf.
John Shirk 54th Mass Inf.
John Y. Smith 25th Regt USCT
Joseph Stephenson 22nd Regt USCT
Michael Wilson 45th Regt USCT
Paris Jacob Wilson USCT
Daniel Wright (Sergt) 24th Regt USCT
Samuel Wright (Sergt) 127th Regt USCT

Additionally, the cemetery contains eighteen other African-American veterans who served in conflicts spanning from the Spanish-American war through Vietnam.  These men served bravely and risked their lives for their country. 

These silent heroes now need your help.  For over a hundred years, the Locust Grove Cemetery and the burial places of these veterans rested in the midst of Shippensburg�s oldest Black neighborhood.  However, in recent years, the North Queen Street neighborhood has become dominated by student rental properties, apartment buildings, and fraternity houses.  With these changes to the neighborhood has come increased foot traffic through the cemetery, as well as the knocking over of tombstones.  These veterans deserve better. 

We are asking members of the reenacting community to please join us in a dedication and memorial program on May 28, 2007.  Program is scheduled to begin at 10:00 am.  For more information contact Ben Hawley, 29thconn@comcast.net 

Charles (Ben) Hawley
Program Director,
DC Civil War Cadet Academy
Washington, DC

Office:  301-942-2804
Cell:  301-706-8027

http://www.3dpublishing.com/academy/

 

 


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Posted by:

Bennie J. McRae, Jr.
LWF Network
Trotwood, Ohio

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