In Memoriam: Robert Smalls, Tabernacle Baptist Church Cemetery

On Tuesday, February 23, occurred the death of one of the race’s most noted characters, General Robert Smalls, in his seventy-sixth year of age. He had been sick for about ten months at his home on Prince street, and all the members of the family were around the bedside when the end came. Born in … Continue reading In Memoriam: Robert Smalls, Tabernacle Baptist Church Cemetery

Voices of Liberation and Freedom: The Fall of Richmond, April 3rd, 1865

  Today is the 153rd anniversary of the liberation of Richmond, Virginia, by Union forces during America’s Civil War, 1861-1865. The first soldiers to enter Richmond were the “colored” regiments of the Union Army, ranks formed of free and formerly enslaved African-Americans. Our own ancestors were a part of this collective sacrifice and struggle for … Continue reading Voices of Liberation and Freedom: The Fall of Richmond, April 3rd, 1865

South Carolina Cemeteries

In Memoriam: Robert Smalls, Tabernacle Baptist Church Cemetery – Beaufort County February 17, 2015 Monument inscription: “Robert Smalls, Tabernacle Baptist Church Cemetery. Beaufort, South Carolina. Epitaph: “My race needs no special defense. For the past history of them in this country proves them to be the equal of any people anywhere. All they need is … Continue reading South Carolina Cemeteries