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A Slave Ship Crewman in the 8th Ohio at Antietam?

On September 16, 1862, a man in a Union blue coat hid in the ranks of the 8th Ohio Infantry Regiment. If the stories he had told his friends were true, he could have been indicted by a Federal court … Continue reading

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Jefferson Davis vetoes a slave-trade bill

On February 28, 1861, in Montgomery, Alabama, the newly-installed President of the newly-established Confederate States of America contemplated one of the first proposed Confederate laws sent him by the new Congress. Under the bill’s terms, importing black people into the … Continue reading

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The Voyage of the Clotilda – Part 1

On December 1, 1806, the 9th Congress assembled to pass an act that would “prohibit the importation of slaves, into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States, from and after the first day of January, in … Continue reading

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