Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

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Record #2 from United States Colored Troops Gravesite Inventory

County Wicomico
Cemetery Name and Gravesite Information Road, east off Nanticoke Road (Maryland Route 349). In this African-American church cemetery, founded in 1850, lie at least two Union veterans. The inconsistency in the abbreviation of US Colored Infantry is exemplified here between these two military markers: I. versus INF.
Name of Deceased Veteran DESHIELD, JOSEPH
Information About Veteran and Gravestone Private, gravestone (military) inscription: JOS. DESHIELD/ CO. A. / 9 U.S.C.I.

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