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Lincoln Cemetery

Lincoln Cemetery paranormal

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Location submitted by: sdonley on 07/06/2022
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While postwar America struggled to make a place for its African American citizens, a group called the Sons of Good Will created the Lincoln Cemetery in 1867 to ensure "the proper burial of Gettysburg's African American citizens and Civil War veterans."

Long Ln
Gettysburg , PA 17325
Open to the public: No

Lat: 39.823500
Lon: -77.237910

Database Summary:

Demographic Rank: 4
History: 2
Stories: 1
Claims: 1
Evidence: 0
Resources: 2
Retrievals: 430
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While postwar America struggled to make a place for its African American citizens, a group called the Sons of Good Will created the Lincoln Cemetery in 1867 to ensure "the proper burial of Gettysburg's African American citizens and Civil War veterans." Located between South Washington Street and Long Lane, walking distance from the Soldiers National Cemetery, the Lincoln Cemetery holds more than 30 members of the United States Colored Troops (U.S.C.T.). It is the final resting place of most local U.S.C.T. veterans. The first African American veteran was buried in Soldiers' National Cemetery in November 1884, when the remains of Henry Gooden, 127th United States Colored Troops, were moved from the Alms House burial ground in Gettysburg to the United States Regulars lot. The national cemetery's second African American veteran, Charles H. Parker, 3rd United States Colored Troops, was buried in November 1936 after disinterment from the Yellow Hill Cemetery, north of Gettysburg.

Added by: sdonley on 07/06/2022 DB#:565
Source(s):
https://www.pacivilwartrails.com/stories/tales/lin...


Find resisting place of Basil Biggs who was one of the individuals responsible with removing the dead throughout town and relocating them to the National Cemetery.

Added by: sdonley on 07/06/2022 DB#:566
Source(s):
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/14873861/basil...


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A photograph of a grey blur within the cemetery was posted on Trip Advisor.

Added by: sdonley on 07/06/2022 DB#:1560
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https://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotoDirectLin...


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3250 07/06/2022 sdonley Photographic anomalies such as a large grey mass has been recorded while touring outside the cemetery at night.

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Lincoln Cemetery – Gettysburg
Added: 07/06/2022 By: sdonley
Four months after the Battle of Gettysburg, President Abraham Lincoln spoke at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery. His Gettysburg Address, perhaps the single most famous speech in American history, described a "new birth of freedom" that the war might give the country.
Dr Basil Biggs (181 : 906) : Find a Grave Memorial
Added: 07/06/2022 By: sdonley
Basil Biggs’ wife was Mary Jackson, born in Maryland between 1825 and 1827. The Biggs were married in 1843. By 1850, census records show they were free and owned $300 worth of real estate. Basil Biggs was born in Maryland in 1819.

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