Powhatan Beaty

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12:00 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Union Baptist Cemetery and its black Civil War heroes

Gates to Union Baptist Cemetery, final resting place of black Civil War soldiers.
Michael E. Keating

Union Baptist Cemetery is tucked away in a quiet spot off Cleves-Warsaw Road in Covedale. It’s the oldest Baptist African-American cemetery in Cincinnati, run by the oldest black Baptist congregation in the city.

It’s also a monument to about 120 free black men. During the Civil War, they took up arms and fought as soldiers against a Confederate army that would have kept their people in bondage.

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