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  1. 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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  2. 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/>


  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Buckhall Plantation, Bossier Parish

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    February 16, 2014 by elhseven

    According to the Volume 4, page 112 of the 1856 Land Partition of Paulina DeGraffenried Gilmer & James Gilmer, Buckhall …
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  6. Hurricane Bluff Plantation, Bossier Parish

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    February 16, 2014 by elhseven

    This 2,285 acre plantation, valued at $138,045 in 1857 was initially given to John Pickett Jr. as a part of …
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  7. Outrage in Caddo – Three Colored Men Murdered in 1869

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    February 16, 2014 by elhseven

    I stumbled across this editorial recently which was reprinted in the Milwaukee Daily Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) on Wednesday, February 10, …
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  8. Before we were Democrats…

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    February 1, 2014 by elhseven

    Newly freed slaves and slave descendants  began heavily voting the Republican ticket from 1865 – 1868 electing Republican politicians who …
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