Thu, Feb 27 | The Athenaeum

A Civil Right During the Civil War: Colored Troops & Alexandria National Cemetery with John Chapman

The second in the Civil War Lecture Series at the Athenaeum
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A Civil Right During the Civil War: Colored Troops & Alexandria National Cemetery with John Chapman

Time & Location

Feb 27, 2020, 7:00 PM
The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA, USA

About the Event

In celebration of Black History Month, the Proprietor of Manumission Tour Company John Chapman will lead a conversation on the struggles of African-American soldiers as they fought for rights to be buried in the soldiers cemetery. When the Alexandria National Cemetery was begun in 1862, only white soldiers were eligible to be buried there, even though it was yards away from L’Ouverture Hospital, a Civil War hospital for black soldiers. By the end of the Civil War, there were over 200 graves of US Colored Troops that had integrated into the cemetery.  

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