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.