African American Civil War Veterans
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- Grand Review of Colored Troops, Harrisburg, November 1865
is Charles A Robinson, and I'm writing to ask if you have any information on any
record that may be available on the Harrisburg parade that was given to the
colored troops on November 1865. I would like to know if any of my
ancestors are on a roster of the men who actually marched in the parade, and if
my great-great-great-grandfather John Chaplin was present there for the parade.
I have this article that mention John as being a part of the committee of
arrangers, but would like to know if he was actually there for the event.
I am presently still trying to pin point the Chapline slave owner that my
ancestors derive their name from. There will be a contest given soon by
Professor Henry Lewis Gates from the "African American Lives" PBS special.
They will be selecting a normal family to participate in his sequel to the first
series, which will be aired in February of next year. He will be using
another eight celebrities and the winner of the contest, for which he will be
setting up a web site in the future with the criteria for the contest, so I'm
trying to close some gaps in my research.
Charles A Robinson
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