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The Negro Heroes of the United States

 
 
The Negro Heroes of the United States Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 23, 2007
1. The Negro Heroes of the United States Marker
Inscription. Dedicated to the memory of the Negro Heroes of the United States. “Sleep in Peace, slain in thy country’s wars.”

A gift to the city of Baltimore by an anonymous donor Sculptor – James E. Lewis 1971.

(Sash held by figure contains the dates of all conflicts in which Negro soldiers fought, from 1775 to 1970)
 
Erected 1971.
 
Location. 39° 17.452′ N, 76° 36.612′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from Holliday Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in War Memorial Square directly in front of City Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City Hall (a few steps from this marker); A Tribute to Our Unsung Heroes (a few steps from this marker); On This Location (a few steps from this marker); Discover Holliday Street: A Stage for Culture, Politics, and Worship (within shouting distance of this marker); Zion Lutheran Church (within shouting distance of this marker); James Cardinal Gibbons
Negro Heroes Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 23, 2007
2. Negro Heroes Monument
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Memorial (about 300 feet away); Dr. Hiltgunt Margret Zassenhaus (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. African AmericansHeroesMilitaryPatriots & Patriotism
 
“Negro Soldier” image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 23, 2007
3. “Negro Soldier”
Bronze by James E. Lewis is 9 feet high on a 4½ foot high base.
The Negro Hero image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 27, 2015
4. The Negro Hero
1971 by James E. Lewis
Baltimore City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 23, 2007
5. Baltimore City Hall
The following markers or monuments are within sight of Baltimore City Hall: 1. War Memorial. 2. James Cardinal Gibbons. 3. Baltimore City Fire Department. 4. Zion Luthern Church. 5. On This Location the Star-Spangled Banner . 6. The Negro Heroes of the United States. 7. A Tribute to Our Unsung Heroes. 8. Dr. Hiltgunt Margaret Zassenhaus.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,977 times since then and 62 times this year. Last updated on June 19, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4. submitted on August 11, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on September 24, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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