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U.S. Colored Troops Grand Review

 
 
U.S. Colored Troops Grand Review Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, March 30, 2008
1. U.S. Colored Troops Grand Review Marker
Inscription.  Excluded from a May 1865 "Grand Review of the Armies" in Wash., DC, U.S. Colored Troops from Penna. and Mass. regiments assembled here at State and Filbert Sts. on Nov. 14, 1865 for a parade honoring their courage during the Civil War. Grand Marshal T. Morris Chester led them through Harrisburg to Sen. Simon Cameron's Front St. home to be gratefully acknowledged. Octavius Catto, William Howard Day, Gen. JB Kiddoo, & the Rev. Stephen Smith spoke.
 
Erected 2006 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1865.
 
Location. 40° 15.911′ N, 76° 52.803′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of 7th Street and South Street, on the left when traveling north on 7th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pennsylvania Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Harris Switch Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Pennsylvania Canal (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sylvan Heights Mansion (about 500 feet away); Soldiers Grove (about 500 feet away); The Pennsylvania State Capitol (about 600 feet away); Original Capitol Complex (about 700 feet away); Technical High School & Old City Hall (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Also see . . .  How Harrisburg honored the African-American troops from the Civil War when no one else would. Pennlive (11/6/2015) recounts the story of the USCT Grand Review in Harrisburg in time for the 150th anniversary of the event. (Submitted on November 6, 2015.) 
 
Solder's Grove image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, March 30, 2008
2. Solder's Grove
The troops assembled here.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,872 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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