Tag Archives: Col. Alonzo Draper

“That Had Earned Him the Right to Vote Anywhere:” Black Soldiers Vote in the 1864 Presidential Election

Historically speaking, some elections are more important than others. However, it is difficult to dispute the significance of the presidential election of 1864. Much was on the line. Many Confederate hopes rested on a McClellan victory, while the majority of … Continue reading

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Fallen, but Not Forgotten: Pvt. Emanuel Patterson, Co. D, 6th United States Colored Infantry

ECW is pleased to welcome back Tim Talbott, director of education and interpretation at Pamplin Historical Park On October 10, 1858, Emanuel Patterson stood beside Elizabeth Perrill in the home of William Fox, justice of the peace for Aleppo Township, … Continue reading

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