Honoring USCT Nelson Ballard
National Parks Traveler:
From the System? Fort Monroe, Preserving Civil War History
Group works to preserve
Va slave cemetery site
April 4, 2010 – 8:36 am - By David Macaulay: Daily
- The lonely tombstone of U.S. Colored Cavalryman Nelson Ballard stands
near a parking lot at Sentara CarePlex and is often missed by ...
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The New York Times: How Slavery Really Ended in America
National Trust for Historic Preservation: The Forgotten-The Contraband of America and the Road to Freedom
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YouTube Video: A discussion on Major General Benjamin Butler and contraband slaves by historian, Bill Wiggins, and curator of the Hampton History Museum, Mike Cobb.
The Virginian Pilot: Free to Fight
Slaves could not turn back! They came from Shirley, Friendly, Berkley,
Carters Grove, 200 miles out of North Carolina, parts of Maryland, Norfolk,
Portsmouth, Princess Anne, (now Virginia Beach), Yorktown, Nansemond,
Greyson, South Hampton and many other counties.
thousand slaves came to Fort Monroe to get behind Union lines. They were
fed and clothed in part. Some were given jobs and put to work in the service
of the Union Army.