Elizabeth City, North Carolina: Cpl. Horton Bogue, 14th U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery

Gravestone of Cpl. Horon Bogue, Oak Grove Cemetery, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Photo: Nadia K. Orton, November 2, 2013. All rights reserved.

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Portsmouth, Virginia: Finding Olivia of Lincolnsville

Map of Lincolnsville, Portsmouth, Virginia, ca. 1889. Norfolk Public Library, March 15, 2012.

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Accomack County, Virginia: Charles Drummond, the ‘Giant of the Eastern Shore’

Grave of Charles Drummond (1861-1886), Accomack County, Virginia. Photo courtesy: Olive’s Branch, Findagrave. The inscription reads: “In memory of Charles Drummond, son of Spencer and Miriam Drummond, Col’d; Born Oct. 17, 1861; Died Sept. 20, 1886.”

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Edgecombe County, North Carolina: The escape of Harry, carpenter (1849)

The escape of Harry, carpenter (1849)

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On October 5, 1849, Guilford Horn, a slave owner in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, placed an ad in the Wilmington Journal for his fugitive slave, Harry, a carpenter.