Monument of the 26th Regiment United States Colored Infantry (Ithaca, New York)

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Title

Monument of the 26th Regiment United States Colored Infantry (Ithaca, New York)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Men--United States Colored Troops
Associations--Military  
Northeastern United States
Subject (Object Type)
Commemorative sculpture

Description

Polished black granite in the shape of an upright headstone with an arched top, is dedicated to the memory 26 men of the 26th Regiment Infantry U.S. Colored Troops who enlisted between 1863 and 1864 at the St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, Ithaca, NY. The work included an etched image of two United States Colored Troops soldiers, as well as the names of men who enlisted.

Creator

Unknown

Source

New York Correction History Society

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

St. James A.M.E. Zion Church
116 Cleveland Avenue, Ithaca, New York, 14850, United States

Has Part

Inscription on the work:

Dedicated to the 26th Soldiers of the 26th Regiment United States Colored Infantry Who Enlisted Between Dec. 3, 1863 and Feb. 18, 1864 at St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, Ithaca, NY. To Fight for God and Liberty.
Henry W. Adams
Henry Allen
Morgan E. Deniss
Isaac Desmond
Sylvester T. Dorsey
Henry L. Green
Jacon Guess
George W. Guinn
Daniel Johnson
George E. Jones
Thomas McChesney
George A. Richardson
John R. Ross
Henry Selby
Charles S. Shaw
Alonzo Smith
Henry Smith
James L. Smith
John Smith
John F. Smith
Joseph B. Smith
Edward B. Smith
Edward Sorrell
John Sorrell
John Tyler
Zachariah Tyler

Organized at Riker's Island, New York Harbor, Feb. 27, 1864. Ordered to Dept. of the South, April, 1864. Served at Beaufort, SC. The Unit was discharged at Brownsville, Texas on Aug. 18, 1865.

Medium

Black granite

Bibliographic Citation

"Monument of the 26th Regiment United States Colored Infantry." Ithaca Heritage. Accessed January 23, 2019: https://pocketsights.com/tours/place/-Monument-of-the-26th-Regiment-United-States-Colored-Infantry-10057

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

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Original Format

Sculpture

Collection

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Citation

Unknown, “Monument of the 26th Regiment United States Colored Infantry (Ithaca, New York),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed May 30, 2024, https://www.slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1117.

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