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Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day: US Colored Infantry, Civil War veterans at Hillside Cemetery

The GAR Bivouac at Hillside Cemetery.
The Grand Army of the Republic bivouac at Hillside Cemetery is the final resting place of several Plainfield African American veterans of the Civil War.

The bivouac is a quiet, calming space, well-suited to meditating on the sacrifices of both those who served their country and those who have fallen in its defense.

The 22nd Regiment was particularly noted for its bravery and was honored by being among the first Union troops sent into Richmond upon its fall, as well as accompanying the fallen President Lincoln's funeral procession in Washington.

Grave marker for Prime Carmen
Company A, 41st Regiment, USCT

Grave marker for Martin Herling
Company A, 41st Regiment, USCT

Grave marker forEnoch Milford
Company A, 25th Regiment, USCT

Grave marker for George Sutphen
Company B, 22nd Regiment, USCT

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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