In Memory of More Than 400 Prominent United States Colored Troops from Kent County (Chestertown, MD)

In Memory of More Than 400 Prominent United States Colored Troops from Kent County.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

In Memory of More Than 400 Prominent United States Colored Troops from Kent County (Chestertown, MD)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Men--United States Colored Troops
Associations--Military
Mid-Atlantic United States
Public art
Public sculpture
Subject (Object Type)
Commemorative sculpture

Description

The stone obelisk is dedicated to the memory of more than 400 colored trooped from Kent County, Maryland who served in the Union Army during the Civil War. In front of the obelisk is a stone bench.

Creator

Unknown

Source

The Historical Marker Database, photograph taken by William Pfingsten.

Date

Erected: 1999

Contributor

American Legion, Parker-White Post 143

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

High Street between Court Street and Cross Street, Chestertown, MD, United States (21620 39° 12.539′ N, 76° 3.966′)

Has Part

Inscription on obelisk:

"In Memory of more than 400 prominent United States Colored Troops from Kent County, Maryland who bravely displayed extraordinary acts of heroism as they faithfully served their country with courage & honor in an attempt to gain freedom & equality in their preservation of the Union during the Civil War (1861-1865).

Like an eagle that flies in the sky above, always protecting the land we love.

Erected by the American Legion Parker-White Post 143 Chestertown MD"

The inscription on the base:

In Memory of Kent County colored volunteers who served in the Civil War. 1861-1865

Medium

Unknown

Bibliographic Citation

"In Memory of More Than 400 Prominent United States Colored Troops from Kent County." Historical Marker Data Base. Accessed January 21, 2019: https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=5414

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Sculpture

Collection

Tags

Citation

Unknown, “In Memory of More Than 400 Prominent United States Colored Troops from Kent County (Chestertown, MD),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed March 2, 2024, https://www.slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1104.

Geolocation