Pennsylvania Grand Review to Honor Civil War Legacy of U.S. Colored Troops

As the nation prepares to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Pennsylvania invites travelers to Harrisburg, Nov. 4-7, to participate in a story unknown to most Americans: the Pennsylvania Grand Review.

The Pennsylvania Grand Review is a year-long commemoration of the November 1865 event of the same name. It was originally organized by citizens of Pennsylvania’s capital city to honor the United States Colored Troops from 25 states who had been excluded from the Grand Review of the Armies, a military procession held earlier that year in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the end of the Civil War.

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