Library Hosts Lecture on Cecil County African Americans in the Civil War

Celebrate black history month and join us as Eric Mease presents a program on the lives of Cecil County African-Americans who served with the Union forces during the Civil War.  Over 130 served their county in segregated black regiments.  Find out what life was like for them and the struggles they faced and successes they achieved in this fascinating program at the Elkton Branch of the Ceicl County Public Library on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m, 2012.

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2 responses to “Library Hosts Lecture on Cecil County African Americans in the Civil War

  1. Thanks for the plug, Mike. Research into this little studied topic required the deep dive, but the data revealed upwards of 200 African Americans related to Cecil County served in the Union Army. Many of them did not return, having given their “last full measure of devotion” to their country. However, of the many more who survived, a few fought with the Massachusetts 54th of “Glory” fame, there were at least 2 Sgts, one marched at the head of President Lincoln’s funeral walk from the White House to the Capital, one became involved in local Republican politics, and two became entrepreneurs all while fighting segregation and winning! It’s an interesting topic, I only hope that I live up to the hype!!

  2. Certainly. Thanks for researching this subject and for sharing the info.

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