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

Goodwill Cemetery

Established 1867

 
 
Goodwill Cemetery Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, October 8, 2013
1. Goodwill Cemetery Plaque
Attached to old dead tree in corner of the Lincoln Cemetery
Inscription. By the Sons of Goodwill, a society of black men for the burial of the colored citizens of Gettysburg. - Interred in this burial ground are 30 "United States Colored Troops" (USCT), Veterans of the Civil War, who were denied burial in the Gettysburg's National Soldiers Cemetery, dedicated by Abraham Lincoln in 1863 "without benefit of citizenship they fought for freedom." - Noted member of the Sons of Goodwill Society: Nelson Mathews, Lloyd F. A. Watts, Thomas Grigsby, Basil Biggs, Owen Robinson, Randolph Johnson, William Burly, Wm. H. Roster
 
Location. 39° 49.545′ N, 77° 14.054′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Lincoln Lane, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is attached to a dead tree a few steps west of the intersection of Lincoln Lane and Warner Alley. The tree is near the corner of the fenced-in Lincoln Cemetery. 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. Lincoln Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Basil Biggs (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Lincoln Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Where do we bury our dead? Lincoln Cemetery
Goodwill Cemetery Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, October 8, 2013
2. Goodwill Cemetery Plaque
The plaque attached to the tree
(about 400 feet away); Monumental Stories (about 500 feet away); Confederate Stronghold (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baltimore Street Facade (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Union General Escapes Capture (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Goodwill Cemetery Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, October 8, 2013
3. Goodwill Cemetery Plaque
The tree and plaque, in a wider view
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2013, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 8, 2013, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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