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

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Record #38 from United States Colored Troops Gravesite Inventory

County Dorchester
Cemetery Name and Gravesite Information UNION CHAPEL AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CEMETERY, CAMBRIDGE ? Cordtown Road, east of the intersection with Bucktown Road, south of the intersection of Bucktown and Ocean Highway (U.S. Route 50). Here is buried James Polk who is believed to be a veteran of the Civil War.
Name of Deceased Veteran POLK, JAMES
Information About Veteran and Gravestone Gravestone inscription: JAMES POLK/ CO. K ./ U.S.C. INF. [there are 49 men with this name in NPS database who served in the U.S.C. Inf.; 7 of whom served in a Co. K and one unassigned; of these only the 9 and 19 Regiments are Maryland units, forming at Camp Stanton, Charles County; almost certainly this individual is one of those two; could not find grave marker during visit in spring of 2005.

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