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 (November 3, 1798 – April 28, 1871), laid to rest in Alexandria’s Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery, was a complex figure in American history. As the son of […]

The Presbyterian Cemetery

Gazaway Bugg Lamar: The Wealthy Banker, Cotton Merchant, and Steamship Pioneer Buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery

Gazaway Bugg Lamar (October 3, 1798 – October 5, 1874) was a prominent figure in the American business landscape of the 19th century, hailing from Georgia. His legacy is etched […]

Alexandria National Cemetery Contrabands and Freedmens Cemetery

“Oh, give us a flag, All free without a slave”

On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln held a New Year’s Day Reception at the White House. He shook so many hands of the dignitaries, officials, and members of the […]

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