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Parks Station House
Petersburg
Petersburg City
Virginia  USA

Cemetery notes and/or description:

In all liklihood, this "cemetery" probably does not exist in any tangible modern-day form.

The "House near Parks Station" was used as a Field Hospital during The Siege of Petersburg.

Field Hospitals, typically, were where men wounded in action, were sent, for "field treatment" of wounds, prior to being transported to one of the many General Hospitals the U.S. Army established during the war.

Field Hospitals were also where men with "death bed diagnosis" were sent to live out their final days.

This particular Field Hospital was one established to support the soldiers of the 28th Infantry Regiment, United States Colored Troops (USCT).

At least twelve men were buried in shallow graves behind the House near Parks Station.

Their graves were "marked" with rough-hewn pieces of plank-board, on which their rank, name and unit, were scrawled in pencil.

These graves were not meant to be of a permanent nature, but the Regimental records do not reflect that these twelve (at least) men were ever disintered and reintered elsewhere.

May they rest in peace ...




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