A nonprofit in Indiana is working to raise money for a security system at the Underground Railroad Gardens after their statue of Lucy Higgs Nichols, an escaped slave and Civil War nurse was vandalized.
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Friends of the Town Clock Church Treasurer Jerry Finn told WAVE 3 News the group has raised around $6,600 between their GoFundMe page and other fundraising efforts. Friends of the Town Clock Church have also raised money in years past to restore parts of the church, which was completed in 1852.
A small-town Indiana church is reeling after their statue of Lucy Higgs Nichols, an escaped slave and Civil War nurse, was defaced with “BLM” graffiti last week.
Rev. LeRoy Marshall, who is pastor of the historic, majority-black Second Baptist Church in downtown New Albany, Indiana, told The Daily Wire that he nevertheless hopes good will come out of the situation, which he said has shocked his small congregation and the wider community.
The Lucy Higgs Nichols statue was desecrated by an unknown vandal who fled on a bicycle during the early morning hours of July 3, exactly one year after it was first unveiled in front of the church that once served as a stop along the Underground Railroad. The 10-ton statue, carved from Indiana limestone, commemorates one of the most celebrated figures in the history of New Albany, a city along the Ohio River where Nichols settled after the Civil War.
Born in 1838, Nichols escaped from a Tennessee farm in 1862 with her young daughter, Mona, and traveled several miles to the Union line across the Hatchie River. She joined the 23rd Indiana Infantry Regiment as a nurse and followed them throughout the war, eventually taking part in the victorious Grand Review of the Armies in Washington, D.C.
Beloved by the troops who referred to her as “Aunt Lucy,” Nichols was the only woman to receive an honorary induction into the Grand Army of the Republic, and she was buried in an unmarked grave in New Albany with full military honors in 1915. More
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