Cumberland in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
30th Regiment Infantry U.S.C.T.
1991 Sumner Cemetery Union Soldiers Project was instituted by the Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization Foundation, founded 1983
Volunteers from southern and eastern MD formed Feb. 1864. The 30th participated in the Wilderness Campaign and saw action against Petersburg, Va. It was faded out Dec. 1865
30th Regiment Infantry U.S.C.T. U.S. Colored Troops
Buried here are:
Frank Taylor • Abraham Craig • Thomas Lindsey • Thomas Simpson • David Kinner • Sam Parry
Flag flies in honor of the holy souls of the U.S.C.T.
Erected 1991 by Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization Foundation.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 39.57′ N, 78° 45.2′ W. Marker is in Cumberland, Maryland, in Allegany County. Memorial is on Yale Street, 0.2 miles north of Baltimore Avenue (County Route 743), on the left when traveling north. Monument is located in the left-rear Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 535 Yale Street, Cumberland MD 21502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Metropolitan A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Town Clock Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Wright Butler House (approx. 0.6 miles away); McNeill’s Raid (approx. 0.6 miles away); Capture of Generals (approx. 0.6 miles away); Capture of Generals B.F. Kelly and George Crook (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Boom for Cumberland (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland.
Regarding 30th Regiment Infantry U.S.C.T.. During cemetery restoration in 1990, Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization members found the graves of six black Union Civil War Soldiers of the U.S.C.T. In less than a year, the CHCO raised enough funds to build a monument dedicated to the soldiers. It was unveiled on Memorial Day in 1991.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 107 times this year. Last updated on November 29, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 1, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.