Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Fugitive Slaves/Runaways

Winfield Scott Hancock - Major-General
Near Boydton Plank Road, Dinwiddie, VA
Nov. 19, 1864
Eight deserters, two white men refugees, four negro men, and one woman came into my lines during the night....The negroes state that the enemy are daily expecting a movement on our part. I send you a Richmond paper of the 18th, which they brought over. The Richmond paper states that when last heard from Sherman was at Jonesborough, on his road to Macon.
Additional Details
  • African Americans Involved: 4
  • Army: Union
  • Source Location: Headquarters Second Army Corps
  • Source Recipient: Major-General A.A. Humphreys
The War of the Rebellion Series. 1 Vol. 42 Part III Page 662

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