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Photographer: Allen C. Browne
Taken: November 2, 2014
Caption: Certificate
Additional Description: 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.

19 South Street Balt.
Monocacy Frederick Co. MD          Jan 6th 1864
Slave in C D 19th Regt
         This Certifies that Samuel Adams (a slave for 30 years) Age 20 Height 5 ft 11 in. — Eyes Black Complexion Copper Hair Black The property of Grafton Burgee a resident of Frederick Co. Md. has this day been received a recruit of the service of the United States.

Witness Cd J.P. Creager,          Charles P Goodyear, Srgt
                                                    and Recruiting Officer.
Close-up of image on marker

Submitted: November 4, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Database Locator Identification Number: p291077
File Size: 1.671 Megabytes

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