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U. S. Colored Soldiers Monument

U. S. Colored Troops Monument, Norfolk VA - Photo by Steven Forrest

To The Memory Of Our Heroes 1861 - 1865

The section of West Point Cemetery was donated to the Union Veterans Hall Association by resolution proposed by James E. Fuller, adopted by the Common Council of Norfolk March 3, 1886, and by the Select Council of Norfolk April 13, 1886. The monument alter was laid for dedication on May 30, 1906 by the Norfolk Memorial Association.

Statue or Sergeant William H. Carney, Norfolk VA - Photo by Steven Forrest

The soldier depicted on the monument is Norfolk native Sergeant William H. Carney of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment. He enlisted in the 54th Massachusetts in 1862, and fought with his regiment during the July 18, 1863, attack on Fort Wagner, South Carolina. Carney was awarded the Medal of Honor for his extraordinary bravery under fire.

Basic Information

Visitor Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Office hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Free parking inside cemetery.

Admission Cost: Free

Address: 238 E. Princess Anne Road , Norfolk, VA 23510

Official web site for more information: www.norfolk.gov/cemeteries

Norfolk Society for Cemetery Conservation Web Site: www.norfolksocietyforcemeteryconservation.org

Helpful Information

You have to enter Elmwood Cemetery to get to West Point Cemetery.