From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Colored Soldiers Monument

Also called the Kentucky African American Civil Veterans Monument, the Colored Soldiers Monument is located in the Green Hill Cemetery in Frankfort, KY. It was erected by the Woman's Relief Corps No. 8, Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in July 1924, the only monument to Kentucky African American Civil War soldiers.  A total of four such monuments exist in the U.S.  The monument was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

For more see "Colored Soldiers Monument in Frankfort" at the Civil War Wiki; "KY African American Civil War Memorial -- Greenhill Cemetery" at the Historical Marker Database; and African American Civil War Memorial at the Find a Grave website.

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“Colored Soldiers Monument,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 21, 2024,

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