As far back as 1875, an anonymous veteran of the Confederate army commented upon this iniquity in a letter to the editor of a Lexington, Virginia newspaper, lamenting the fact that Jim Lewis was interred in an unmarked grave at the Colored Cemetery at Lexington. Then in 1891, the town did not act upon an offer by an Englishman to pay for a grave side monument to Jim Lewis in conjunction with the erection of a statue to Stonewall Jackson. What is more, it is possible that the Colored Cemetery at Lexington and the bodies within it were never properly disinterred and reburied at Evergreen Cemetery when the town developed the old land for housing.
Yet such were his contributions that Jim continues to be irrepressible in history without a grave site.
This is a unframed sign by artist Giclee print, image size 16" x 20" with a 2" white boarded printed on watercolor fine paper. There are a total of 100 Giclee prints that will be signed an autograph by the author/artists, these poster/prints are made up of five colors printing, not like traditional offset printing, your purchase will be numbered as to the order you purchased them and after 100 they will be no more ever glclee prints. These are collectible items