Tag Archives: Vicksburg Mine

And Then What Happened?: Abraham After 1863 (pt.4)

part four of a series Wait just a moment! A letter from P. T. Barnum? Really? And no discussion? Have no fear. Two topics need to be looked at in depth before the subject of Abraham is exhausted, and one … Continue reading

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Abraham’s Fifteen Minutes of Fame (pt. 3)

part three of a series Enslaved Abraham became Free Abraham in a matter of seconds. His body arched over the line from the Confederate 3rd Louisiana Redan to the Union 81st Illinois Volunteer Infantry. As the men in blue helped … Continue reading

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Just Who Was Abraham? (pt. 2)

part two in a series Before the war, there was an enslaved man called Abraham. His last name was unknown. Here is what is known: The black man known as Abraham was between 18-25 years old at the time of … Continue reading

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A Little Justice Here, Folks! (pt. 1)

part one of a series On February 6 of this year, I wrote a blog post about Abraham, a formerly enslaved person who was “blown to freedom” at Vicksburg. I found something very compelling about this man. He is young, … Continue reading

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