CLEVELAND (AP) _ Volunteer researchers in Cleveland say the names of more than 100 black soldiers were wrongly omitted from a monument on the city's Public Square that honors area residents who fought in the Civil War. The Plain Dealer reports the commission overseeing the Soldiers and Sailors Monument has said it will add the names.
The names of 9,000 local residents are engraved in marble tablets lining the walls of a room beneath the monument, which opened in 1894. Only 18 black soldiers are included, though it's believed hundreds of black soldiers from the area enlisted.
Researcher Jerry Young says volunteers have identified names of 140 black veterans who should be included on the monument. Young expects more will be added as he continues checking military service, burial and other records.