U.S. Colored Infantry – Columbia Cemetery

One of the earliest regiments of the United States Colored Infantry is interred at Columbia Cemetery. This is one of the only locations of its kind the state.

Many of those interred were members of Missouri’s 62nd U.S. Colored Infantry Regiment who participated in the last major engagement of the Civil War at Palmetto Ranch, Texas, on May 15, 1865, more than a month after General Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, Va.

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