Contrabands and Freedmens Cemetery

The Contrabands and Freemans Cemetery: a Historic Burial Ground for Freedmen and Fugitive Slaves in Alexandria, Va

Situated at 1001 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, The Contrabands and Freemans Cemetery was founded in 1864 as a resting place for liberated individuals and escaped slaves who sought […]

Christ Church Cemetery

The Author of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act

James Murray Mason was laid to rest in Alexandria’s Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery (November 3, 1798 – April 28, 1871). He was the son of John Mason and the grandson […]

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