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.

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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.

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