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I’ll be writing more about this place as I have more time because I picked up a book with the history of the cemetery and a selection of its records, but I wanted to say a few things. Lincoln Cemetery is an African American cemetery in Gettysburg, founded in 1867 due to segregation. It’s a little off the beaten path in Gettysburg, sitting behind the medical center in a much less tourist-visited part of town. The cemetery holds the remains of many of the earliest black residents of Gettysburg (reinterred from another cemetery) and most of the local Civil War veterans who served in the United States Colored Troops.

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Like so many sites in the historic town, the cemetery is graced with historical markers explaining its significance, but unfortunately the gates were closed when we went by. All of my photos were taken from outside of the fence.

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Got back from vacation yesterday, and it was a great vacation for a cemetery blogger. We visited south central Pennsylvania and stayed with my family. Cemetery-wise, I visited Harrisburg Cemetery, Old Carlisle Graveyard, the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, and Memorial Park in Carlisle (formerly Lincoln Cemetery). I didn’t get much time to walk through and take photographs, but I also saw Lincoln Cemetery in Mechanicsburg, Lincoln Cemetery in Gettysburg, and Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg. The Lincoln cemeteries were all African-American burial grounds. Of course, the National Civil War Museum and the National Military Park will also provide blog fodder. Unfortunately, we couldn’t figure out how to get close enough to the Carlisle Indian School Cemetery this time.

I also picked up books on the history of Gettysburg’s Evergreen Cemetery and Lincoln Cemetery.

Oh, and I realized I also forgot the anniversary of the blog on April 5th. Happy blog-iversary to me!

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