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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.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in front of the cemetery, near the entrance to Gettysburg Hospital. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers 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
Lincoln Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
2. Lincoln Cemetery Marker
of this marker); Goodwill Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Agricultural Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Franklin Street “Colored” School 1884-1932 (approx. 0.2 miles away); “… the battle itself proved a relief.” (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Abraham Bryan Home. (Submitted on May 26, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Lincoln Cemetery. (Submitted on May 26, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Lincoln Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
3. Lincoln Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 868 times since then and 26 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 North Arlington, 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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