Dedication of Plaque Honoring United States Colored Troops Buried at Philadelphia National Cemetery

Recruitment poster shows soldiers of the 25th Infantry Regiment, USCT, at Camp William Penn. Library Company of Philadelphia.

Please attend a ceremony to dedicate the new information panel honoring the United States Colored Troops who are buried at Philadelphia National Cemetery. The new sign, erected by the Veterans Administration, celebrates the achievements of the United States Colored Troops of the Civil War, the training camp at nearby Camp William Penn, and those who died in sacrifice to the preservation of the Union. The new sign promises to be a focus for learning and inspiration for years to come. The ceremony will include music, brief speeches, USCT re-enactors, and light refreshments.

Save the Date!

Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11am (rain date: May 5, 2018)
Philadelphia National Cemetery
6909 Limekiln Pike, Philadelphia, PAPA 19138
For more information, email or call (215) 885-2258.

Support provided by the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia