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Wilmington in New Hanover County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

United States Colored Troops

 
 
United States Colored Troops Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2014
1. United States Colored Troops Marker
Inscription.  
Black soldiers & white officers in Union army, 1863-1865. About 500 involved in Wilmington campaign buried here.
 
Erected 2010 by North Carolina Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number D 111.)
 
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 National Cemeteries series list.
 
Location. 34° 14.256′ N, 77° 55.327′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, North Carolina, in New Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street (Business U.S. 17) and South 21st Street, on the right when traveling west on Market Street. The marker is near the entrance to Wilmington National Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2011 Market Street, Wilmington NC 28405, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A National Cemetery System (within shouting distance of this marker); Oakdale Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Johnson Jones Hooper (approx.
United States Colored Troops-Wilmington National Cemetery in the background image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2014
2. United States Colored Troops-Wilmington National Cemetery in the background
half a mile away); Wilmington College (approx. 0.7 miles away); John N. Maffitt (approx. one mile away); James F. Shober (approx. one mile away); St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); William B. Gould (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 348 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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Mar. 2, 2021