African American Civil War Veterans
Pennsylvania Burials by Regiments
37th United States Colored Troops
- Slaughter, Ephraim / "1846 - 1943"
location: Lincoln Cemetery, Penbrook, Dauphin County
notes: Escaping from slavery in North Carolina in 1863, Slaughter joined Company B of the 3rd N.C. Colored Infantry, which became the 37th U.S.C.T. infantry regiment. He moved to Harrisburg well after the war and joined the local African American G.A.R., David Stevens Post 520. He died on February 17, 1943, seven months after fellow USCT veteran Barton's death. making Slaughter the last surviving Civil War soldier in the city. Harrisburg American Legion Post 733 is named in his honor.
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