Commemorating Real Black Civil War Soldiers

Yesterday a memorial was dedicated to those black men from Lexington Park, Maryland who chose to join the United States army.  Here is a short video of the dedication that includes a speech from Congressman Steny H. Hoyer.  It is nice to see this taking place in a small community.

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  • Richard Williams Jun 17, 2012

    And unless I’m mistaken, the monument was sculpted by my friend and fellow SCV member, Gary Casteel.

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