AfriGeneas States Research Forum
[PA] Mercersburg Historical Review Board
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Hello! I am not doing African American research, but as I understand it, there is not much information out there. I wanted to let you know that I got a great brochure from the Mercersburg (PA) Chamber of Commerce, which was in a package of other information I asked for. It is produced by the "Mercersburg Historical Architectural Review Board", and is a trifold glossy, color brochure which has some good information in it. It has some photographs of homes owned by emancipated slaves, a picture of the "Filkill" family (13 members), information on the colored troops they joined from the area (44 men from the area were inlisted in the 54th and 55th Massachusetts. This is in addition to the "United States Colored Troops or the United States Colored Cavalry.
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