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Yes, Page County, you once had slaves…

January 16, 2011 by

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While the audience of this blog is typically from well beyond the boundaries of my home county (and, I’m happy to say, even beyond the confines of this continent), I frequently look back to that place, as I have spent a considerable number of years writing about its history. No doubt, it’s fascinating to me […]

A story about Henry Berry Lowry/Lowrie, “a free man of color” in the Civil War

April 29, 2009 by

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Some may recall that I mentioned Henry “Dad” Brown in Harry’s Bull Runnings Blog, but I cannot emphasize enough that Brown’s story is actually a reflection of but one element of the “many Souths,” and in fact, the many perspectives of Southern free blacks during the Civil War (again, a part of the reason why […]

Too Long Forgotten Post, 2/13/2009

February 13, 2009 by

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See Freedmen’s Bureau Reports for Page County. The article was developed based upon information available through the  Valley of the Shadow’s “The Freedmen’s Bureau Records.”