It’s confirmed! We’ve identified another United States Colored Troop buried in historic Evergreen Cemetery, Pvt. Alexander Thornton of the 117th U. S. Colored Infantry. His pension file was delivered this morning. Stay tuned for our blog on the hidden Civil War history of the cemeteries of Evergreen and East End, Richmond, Virginia.
Professional genealogist and public historian. Graduate of Duke University. President of the Sacred Grounds Project, Inc. Studying historic African American cemeteries and communities.