Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial

Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial (HM1GPR)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22314
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 47.662', W 77° 2.959'

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The Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial is dedicated to honoring more than 1,700 people of African descent buried here during and following the Civil War, as well as those who may have been laid to rest after the cemetery officially closed.



Since the war, the cemetery has endured many desecrations and years of neglect. Through the efforts of an advocacy group, historians, archeologists, and City officials, this place again became sacred ground and now honors by name the individuals buried here and the legacy of freedom personified by their descendants.



By reclaiming this place, recalling a forgotten history, and protecting the graves that remain, the memorial ensures that we remember those who struggled for freedom and the contributions they made to our city.
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HM NumberHM1GPR
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
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Year Placed2014
Placed ByCity of Alexandria
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 8:08pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322025 N 4295952
Decimal Degrees38.79436667, -77.04931667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 47.662', W 77° 2.959'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 47' 39.72" N, 77° 2' 57.54" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703, 571
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1001-1145 VA-400, Alexandria VA 22314, US
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