Catto wreath laying memorializes national hero

Civil War-era re-enactors of the 3rd Infantry Regiment U. S. Colored Troops, paid honors to the 1871 fallen Pa. National Guardsman, Maj. Octavius V. Catto, during the 20th Annual Octavius V. Catto Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony held Feb. 21, 2015 at 6th and Lombard Streets in Philadelphia. Catto recruited African-American soldiers during the Gettysburg Emergency in the Civil War (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Botzum/Released)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Christopher BotzumReleased
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