Please join us on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 10 am at the Memphis National Cemetery to give honor to the African Americans soldiers and civilians that died in order to help end slavery. June 19, 1865 is the date that the last group of slaves in Galveston, Texas found out that they were freed.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 10:00am
Buried in Memphis National Cemetery are the remains of 248 mostly unknown Union officers and soldiers—including 109 graves representing the U.S. Colored Troops—who fell at nearby Fort Pillow. In the spring of 1864, the Union outpost, located on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, included some 600 soldiers and an unknown number of civilians.
If you have questions, you can contact me at 901-485-2701.
Callie Herd, Project Lead
The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Group Inc.