Story of Slavery, Women in the War

A Black Woman’s Civil War Memoir – Susie King Taylor

I’m a little late to the party for Black History Month, but better late than never. I had seen this picture many times before in my travels and studies of the Civil War, but it wasn’t until recently that I became aware of this woman’s story and struggle. Susie King Taylor, born Susie Ann Baker… Continue reading A Black Woman’s Civil War Memoir – Susie King Taylor

Story of Slavery

John Washington – “Memorys” of a Slave

It’s rare to come across a first-hand slave account from an individual who lived through the emancipation. There are the famous ones, like Frederick Douglass. One that’s less known and more recently discovered belongs to a man who was born in Fredericksburg. He not only lived to see “the year of jubilee” but endured the… Continue reading John Washington – “Memorys” of a Slave