Celebrations To Note Black Civil War Soldiers

By: AP Posted by Amanda Lanum
By: AP Posted by Amanda Lanum

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A weekend of ceremonies is planned in Topeka to celebrate the contributions of black soldiers in the Civil War.

The celebrations will note the 150th anniversary of the 1st Kansas Colored Infantry Regiment. The group of soldiers went into its first battle in Missouri in October 1862.

The events will begin Friday with a graveside service at Mount Auburn Cemetery. A living history program will be held Friday evening, and another program is scheduled for Saturday evening, both at Cushinberry Park.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/N6DPPY ) the three-day celebration will conclude with an outdoor church service Sunday in Cushinberry Park.

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Information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com


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