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  1. Revisiting the Bossier massacre of 1868 according to the Freedmen’s Bureau

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    February 23, 2015 by elhseven

    Synopsis of Murders Committed in Parishes of Caddo and Bossier September and October 1868 according to the Freedmen’s Bureau investigation. …
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  2. What happened to George W. Hale’s slave, Airy?

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    August 17, 2014 by elhseven

    According to the Bureau of Land Management, George Washington Hale bought 477 acres between 1859 and 1860. A few years …
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  3. Newton Smith

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    April 24, 2014 by elhseven

    Excerpt taken from: Burton, Willie. 1994. On the Black side of Shreveport: a history. 2nd edition, Shreveport, LA: s.n.]. Out …
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  4. Early Settlers of Caddo Prairie Community

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    March 23, 2014 by elhseven

    The author of the excerpt below has written a thorough glimpse into the life of their early ancestors, the Hale …
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  5. Lunn got away!

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    February 23, 2014 by elhseven

    Despite the danger, we continued to run towards freedom. We ran and joined the union troops, we ran towards Texas …
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  6. Runaway slave advertisement by Mary D. Cane Alexander

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    February 23, 2014 by elhseven

    Advertisement source: The South-western. (Shreveport, La.), 20 Sept. 1854. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83016483/1854-09-20/ed-1/seq-3/>


  7. 1850 Caddo Parish Slave Census

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    February 23, 2014 by elhseven

    The 1850 U.S. Federal Slave Schedule for Caddo Parish reported 5,763 slaves with 466 slaveowners. There are some slaveowners missing …
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  8. 1850 Bossier Parish Slave Census

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    February 18, 2014 by elhseven

    The 1850 U.S. Federal Slave Schedule for Bossier Parish reported 4,396 slaves with 295 slaveowners. There are some slaveowners missing …
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  9. Goldpoint Plantation, NW Louisiana

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    January 28, 2014 by elhseven

    Goldpoint Plantation, Bossier, Parish The following includes a list of indentured servants from Goldpoint plantation.  This 1857 conveyance record represents …
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  10. Some slave & freedmen records at Red River Baptist Church, Benton, LA

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    January 11, 2014 by elhseven

    Red River Baptist Church was started in 1849 in the Willow Chute community of Bossier parish with the following 13 …
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