Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Spotsylvania's 23rd USCTs Marched In Gettysburg Remembrance Day Parade 11-19-2011
The 23rd United States Colored Troops took a trip to Gettysburg, PA to participate proudly in the 148th Anniversary Commemoration of the Gettysburg Address, on November 19, 2011.
Forming up, moments before the start of the parade.
Left to right: Jimmy Price, Steward Henderson, James Anderson,
Kevin Williams, and John Cummings, your blog host.
Taking the turn onto Steinwehr Avenue (historic Emmitsburg Road),
from Baltimore Street, following the route taken by President Lincoln.
This photo courtesy of Rachel Zaborowski and Michael Colosimo.
Earlier that morning, keynote speaker Stephan Lang presented some
fittingly dramatic and moving remarks before the large audience
assembled at the National Cemetery Rostrum.
An actor and playwright, Lang is known for his many film roles
including portrayals of Confederate generals Pickett and Jackson.
Currently he stars in the science fiction television series Terra Nova.
After the program at the Rostrum, there was a graveside salute to
USCTs in the National Cemetery.
At right, Millicent Sparks gives a stirring presentation as
abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy, Harriet Tubman.
23rd USCT member Kevin Williams salutes the final resting place of one
of two African American veterans buried in the Soldiers' National Cemetery,
Charles H. Parker, of the 3rd Regiment United States Colored Troops.
Photo by James Anderson.