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

Cemetery in Pocopson Township - Chester County, Pennsylvania

Submitted by Paul Behling

United States Colored Soldiers

Mr. McRae,

I recently stumbled (literally) across a non-maintained cemetary in Pocopson Twp, Chester Co., PA. It is in the middle of some woods and is slowly but surely being covered by the same. There are the remains of a rectangular stone building (about 10' x 12') and approximately 20-30 gravestones, many of which are broken, fallen, eroded, etc. I documented as many as I could (I needed to do rubbings on several), and among these were three that had "U.S.C.T." on them. Not knowing what that represented, I did some searching and discovered the "colored troops". The information from the three is as follows:

Wesley Miller
P(?...). Co. B. 3rd. U.S.C.T.
Died April 21, 1899
Aged 87 years
James Raymond
Co. B. 8. REG. U.S.C.T.
Died May 15 1892
Aged 50 years
Geo. Bush
Co. I. 45th U.S.C.T.

I hope that you can find some use for this information "lest we forget."

Paul Behling

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