Freedom in Their BonesTwo African American Civil War veterans, Pvt. Edward Diggs and Sgt. Anthony W. Poole, are buried here. Each enlisted in Co. G, 36th U.S. Colored Troops, in Yorktown. Blacks sought to enlist earlier in the war but were banned until after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863. About 200,000 served under the Stars and Stripes. A former slave wrote, "I felt like a man with a uniform on and a gun in my hand. I felt freedom in my bones."
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
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|Date Added||Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 1:13pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 364724 N 4109328|
|Decimal Degrees||37.12053333, -76.52271667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 7.232', W 76° 31.363'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 7' 13.92" N, 76° 31' 21.78" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3736-3898 Campbell Rd, Newport News VA 23602, US|
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