National Civil War Museum unveils statue of Ephraim Slaughter

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – The National Civil War Museum has unveiled a statue to honor Ephraim Slaughter.

Slaughter escaped slavery in North Carolina, joined the Union Army, and fought in the Civil War to end slavery.

After the war, he became a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Slaughter died in Harrisburg at the age of 97 in 1943.

He was the city’s last Civil War veteran.

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