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Centennial Times - August 20, 1861 - Troops return slave

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August 20, 1861

New England Troops Return Escaped Slave

A portion of the Fourth Connecticut Regiment passed through Boonsboro earlier in the month, and encamped over-night on the edge of town.

A colored man, belonging to Samuel Horine, was along and was recognized by the friends of his owner. Upon application to the Lt. Col., he was immediately delivered up and placed in safe keeping.

We have heard of several instances of this kind, which occurred in the Valley, in which the slaves were restored to their masters. All such acts are highly commendable and do more to show that the design of war is not to interfere with the institution of slavery than all the declarations that can possibly be made. Such a course is designed to disarm enemies and create friends for the general government. (Boonsboro Odd Fellow)




Used with permission of the Herald-Mail


Collection Location:
Hagerstown, Maryland

Original Size:
59 x 33 cms

Washington County (Md.), history; Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862; Sharpsburg, Battle of, Md., 1862; Centennial celebrations, etc:

Washington County (Md.), 1860-1862

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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