Created By: The History Center in Tompkins County
In this pocket garden, located adjacent to the St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, is a stone placed in memory of the African American men who enlisted in 1863-84 to join the 26th Regiment United States Colored Infantry. Among the names are several groups of cousins, two fathers and sons, and one man shot while on picket duty in South Carolina.
In 2014, the local film producer, PhotoSynthesis Productions, released Civil Warriors, a film depicting the 26 African American men from Ithaca who enlisted in the USCT during the Civil War. It was inspired by the play, I am a Man too by local historian and author, Carol Kammen.
This point of interest is part of the tour: The Southside Loop