Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Walking Tour Stop 21
Lincoln Cemetery is the final resting place for at least forty African American Civil War veterans, representing the famous 54th and 55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiments, 5th Massachusetts Cavalry, 7th, 31st, 39th and the 44th Regiment. Included in this number are the following U.S. Colored Troops Regiments that were trained at Camp William Penn, located outside of Philadelphia, at LaMott, Pa.: 8th, 22nd, 25th, 32nd, 43rd and 127th.
The 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment was the first African American Regiment in the United States Army; raised by the Governor of Massachusetts soon after the Emancipation Proclamation. At least five veterans buried here served with the 54th and one served with the 55th. These veterans fought in the battle of Fort Wagner in South Carolina. "This battle made Fort Wagner such a name to the black race as Bunker Hill has been to the Yankees." (New York Tribune).
The following World War I veterans were buried in the Lincoln Cemetery: William Mason, William Strange, and Byron L. Taylor.
Erected by Historic Carlisle, Inc.
Location. 40° 12.355′ N, 77° 11.487′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Click for map. Marker is along the trail
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Jordan Gravestone (here, next to this marker); Memorial Park (a few steps from this marker); 54th & 55th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); The Union Fire Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marianne Moore (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beta Pi Chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity (approx. 0.3 miles away); The High Street Train Stations (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cumberland County Historical Society & Hamilton Library Association (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Carlisle.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . . Lincoln Cemetery Memorial Park. (Submitted on March 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
1. Memorial Park Cemetery marker names
In memory of those buried here
J.C.P ∙ Amelia Hodge ∙ Peter Hodge ∙ Peter Hodge Jr. ∙ George W. Hodge ∙Cyrus Richardson
Dedicated May 30, 1974
— Submitted January 25, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
Categories. • African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.