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Markers and Monuments
The selected photographs highlight the sites of historical memory of the Civil War, with emphasis on African American contributions in addition to Confederate and Federal memory.
National Cemetery, Beaufort, SC
Established by Abraham Lincoln, this was one of several national cemeteries established for the interment of Federal, white and black, military veterans from the Civil War to the present. Images document Civil War markers and monuments, headstones for veterans of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment and a memorial to unknown nineteen black USCT soldiers discovered during the construction of a Charleston, SC hotel.
Images 7 – 20 represent all of the black 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment depicted in the movie “Glory.”
Transcription: W. E. B. Du Bois on Leisure Travel and the Civil War commemorative landscape (1931).