An important insight into slavery and emancipation

We don’t normally just refer you to other things here, but given how much we have have talked about slavery and freedom on Fredericksburg Remembered, we feel duty-bound to point you to Eric Mink’s latest post on Mysteries and Conundrums about an enslaved husband and wife at Fall Hill. The materials Eric turned up in Abraham Tuckson’s pension file (he was killed at the Crater in 1864) represent one of the clearer looks into the fabric of slavery in the late 1850s that we have.

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