“The Grand Review of US Colored Troops took place in Harrisburg on Tuesday, November 14, 1865. The procession began at the southeast corner of Soldiers Grove, at what is no the junction of Seventh Street and South Drive. Hundreds of USCT veterans marched before the residence of former Secretary of War Simon Cameron and then appeared before the state capitol building where they heard from speakers such as noted activist William Howard Day….. It was, in the words of the great abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, “a pleasant and happy day.”
The above shown two tier press riser was installed directly across from the capitol steps reviewing stand at the Northeast end of State Street.
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