Rather Die Freemen Than Live To Be SlavesThis corner of the cemetery was probably reserved for members of the U.S. Colored Troops, some of whom were veterans of battles like the siege of Petersburg and the Battle of the Crater. In 1864, a group of USCT convalescing at L'Ouveruture Hospital petitioned for a burial alongside their white comrades-in-arms in the proper soldiers' cemetery. Their request was granted, and the coffins of 118 USCT were relocated in January 1865 to the military burial ground, now Alexandria National Cemetery.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 at 9:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 322005 N 4295976|
|Decimal Degrees||38.79458333, -77.04955000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 47.675', W 77° 2.973'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 47' 40.5" N, 77° 2' 58.38" 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 Address||At or near 1001 S Washington St, Alexandria VA 22314, US|
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