Wednesday, May 09, 2018

NJ burial site for African American Civil War veterans in disrepair

Dolly Marshall's great-great-grandfather, a Civil War veteran who was buried at Mount Peace Cemetery in Lawnside, New Jersey. The cemetery is one of several sites in the historically African American Camden County community, Mount Peace, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. But what Dolly Marshall found on her visit was a far cry from the honor. Years of neglect have taken a toll on the grounds. Many graves have sunken into the earth, headstones toppled, overgrown by wild weeds. The cemetery is littered with trash and leaves.

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