U.S. Colored Troops of Cape Girardeau to be Honored at Event on Nov. 8

It’s never too late to give our respect and thanks to 14 Civil War veterans who served with the U.S. Colored Troops from Cape Girardeau and the surrounding area. Join us for a commemoration event on Nov. 8 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Fairmont Cemetery and learn about this important part of history.
Ms. Denise Lincoln, along with Bill Edelman of the Cape Girardeau County Genealogical society, have worked to clean the headstones of the troops, and they have done research on each of the troops interred in Fairmont Cemetery.
For additional information, please contact Denise Lincoln at 573-379-9248.
USCT Veterans Event