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Slave to Soldier Marker
Photographer: Craig Swain
Taken: July 9, 2014
Caption: Slave to Soldier Marker
Additional Description: To the right is a facimile illustration - "At Monocacy Junction, January 6, 1864, Grafton Burgee signed over his property - William "Samuel" Adams - for $300 (receipt below), enabling Adams to join the Union army and ultimately gain his freedom. Private Adams was assigned to Company D, 19th Regiment, United States Colored Troops for three years."

The background of the marker is a photograph captioned, "Although not recruited at Monocacy Junction, these members of the Provost Guard of the 107th Colored Infantry at Fort Corcoran near Washington, D.C. fought bravely as did the five Maryland U.S. Colored Regiments inducted here."
Submitted: August 31, 2014, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Database Locator Identification Number: p284321
File Size: 3.222 Megabytes

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