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

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Record #4 from United States Colored Troops Gravesite Inventory

County Wicomico
Cemetery Name and Gravesite Information FREEDMAN?S METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY / FREEDMAN?S CHAPEL CEMETERY, TYASKIN ? 21584 Tyaskin Road. From its name it can be assumed this church was founded by freed African-Americans in 1881. Here are buried at least six Union veterans.
Name of Deceased Veteran DASHIELDS, JERRY
Information About Veteran and Gravestone Corporal, gravestone (military and private) inscriptions (private gravestone is cement, difficult to decipher): (military) CORPL./ JERRY DASHIELDS/ CO. B./ 19[?] U.S.C.I. (private) IN MEMORY/ OF/ JERRY DASHIELDS/ AGED 71/ A SLEEP IN JESUS/ ? unit roster shows name as ?Dashiel?

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