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“Poor deluded African, he leaves his kind Master…”

January 29, 2014 by


Note: The post got ahead of me, just a bit. Prior to posting this I planned to add one more comment… which I’ve since added at the end of this post. From page 1, column 2 of Staunton’s Republican Vindicator, January 29, 1864: We have been informed by a gentleman who has lately returned from Winchester […]

Discovering the remains of soldiers from the 55th Massachusetts

June 19, 2011 by


Recalling => this post from May… Remains found in the late 80s… … and historical marker dedication=> coming up, July 15…

Mercersburg, Pa. and the 54th Massachusetts

May 5, 2009 by


I recently made a road trip into south-central PA and one interesting find (actually, it was one of a couple… more on the others later) was that thirteen veterans of the 54th Mass. Infantry are buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Mercersburg. Actually, “Little Africa,” which is essentially along Fayette Street in Mercersburg, was settled […]