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Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lincoln Cemetery

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2007
1. Lincoln Cemetery Marker
Among those buried in this cemetery is Abraham Brian, whose farmhouse and barn still stand on the battlefield near site of the old Cyclorama Center.
Inscription.  Established in 1867 by the Sons of Good Will for the proper burial of Gettysburg’s African American citizens and Civil War veterans. Some thirty members of the US Colored Troops are buried here, having been denied burial in the National Cemetery because of segregation policies. Also here are many of the town’s earliest black residents, reinterred when the town’s “Colored Cemetery” was cleared in 1906 to provide space for new houses.
 
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 39° 49.569′ N, 77° 14.133′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Long Lane, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in front of the cemetery, near the entrance to Gettysburg Hospital. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
2. Lincoln Cemetery Marker
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are within walking distance of this marker. Basil Biggs (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Lincoln Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Where do we bury our dead? Lincoln Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Monumental Stories (within shouting distance of this marker); Goodwill Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Paul's A.M.E. Zion Church (about 700 feet away); Agricultural Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary Virginia Wade Lived in This House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Lincoln Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
3. Lincoln Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 962 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on May 26, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on February 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2, 3. submitted on April 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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