James City celebrates 150 years of hi...

James City celebrates 150 years of history

There are 1 comment on the Sun Journal story from Jul 6, 2013, titled James City celebrates 150 years of history. In it, Sun Journal reports that:

One hundred and fifty years ago, in 1863, Union officers decided to merge three encampments of "contraband" - escaped slaves from Southern plantations - because they couldn't protect them all from Confederate raids.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Sun Journal.

bob long

Chesapeake, VA

#1 Jul 8, 2013
What an awesome weekend of celebration! This was history all over again.
If you have not read the book, "James City a Black Community 1863-", you should. It is available in libraries and most book stores as well as the James City Historical Society.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Stonewall Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News 13 MLK Day Celebrations and Observances in Char... Jan 16 MLK eh 1
Tracy Parker Jan 10 Ju5tm3 1
Tracey pierson Jan 10 Ju5tm3 1
News Think You Know Everything About Liposuction Dec '16 watson983 1
Chef chris richardson Nov '16 Chad 1
vote for donald trump Oct '16 MAGA 2
News Craven County Sheriff's arrests and citations f... (Dec '10) Sep '16 Cindy 2

Stonewall Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Stonewall Mortgages