Stop 4: Moses Humphreys

Moses Humphreys Grave

Moses Humphreys Grave

Grave #3306

The burial of Moses Humphreys is interesting.  We believe he died in May of 1864, but most of his information is unknown or inaccurate.  His tombstone and records tell us that Moses was a private in company I of the 135th USCT, however he most likely did not serve with this regiment as it only existed between March 28, 1865 and October 23, 1865, and operated in North Carolina.

What we know for certain about Humphreys is that he was an African-American serving in the Union army during the Civil War and his burial here in the cemetery reflects that.  In death his resting place and tombstone are the same as the white soldiers who lie around him, a representation of the equality African-Americans hoped to achieve.