Thursday, June 26, 2008

Lincoln Cemetery

The tombstone of USCT (United States Colored Troops) soldier Isaac Buckmaster stands in a frosty Lincoln Cemetery outside the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg. Buckmaster's grave is one of several for USCT troops at the segregated cemetery. His unit, the 8th USCT, did not fight at Gettysburg and was not raised until 1864 - no USCT troops fought at Gettysburg. Buckmaster was wounded at the Battle of Olustee in Florida and died in 1882. (Click on the image for a larger version).

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