Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Harriet Ross; 1820 – March 10, 1913) was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made more than nineteen missions to rescue more than 300 slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era struggled for women's…

Senator Mikulski Announces Funds for Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park in Dorchester County

Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Harriet Ross; 1820 – March 10, 1913) was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made more than nineteen missions to rescue more than 300 slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era struggled for women's…

Laura Ratcliffe ~ Confederate spy for JEB Stuart and John S. Mosby and part of the inspiration for one of my favorite books: Annie Between the States

Virginia Beauty, Laura Ratcliffe, was not only brilliant and gorgeous, but a brave and courageous Confederate Spy.

The women who fought as men: Rare American Civil War pictures show how females disguised themselves so they could go into battle

The women who fought as men: Rare Civil War pictures of female soldiers who dressed up as males to fight

The women who fought as men: Rare American Civil War pictures show how females disguised themselves so they could go into battle - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

The women who fought as men: Rare American Civil War pictures show how females disguised themselves so they could go into battle

The women who fought as men: Rare Civil War pictures of female soldiers who dressed up as males to fight

Sarah Edmonds served for two years in Company F of the second Michigan Infantry during the Civil War. She later wrote of her experiences in her memoir Nurse and Spy

ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS BORN FEBRUARY 12, 1809. HE WAS BORN IN HODGENSVILLE, KENTUCKY IN THIS LOG CABIN. HE WAS THE SECOND CHILD. HIS FATHERS NAME WAS THOMAS. (Wikipedia) Ashton Tongco-3/19/14

I've actually been in this cabin. It was neat to think Lincoln Lived there as a child. "My earliest recollection is of the Knob Creek place," Lincoln said of his boyhood home, a log cabin in Kentucky. The farm is now a historic site.

'$200 Reward. Ran away from the subscriber ... Five Negro Slaves.'

This is an add put out by a southern slave owner. He is willing to pay a reward for someone to capture his five escaped slaves. The slaves are most likely fleeing to the North.

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Saint Ignatius Church, Chapel Point, Port Tobacco -- the oldest continuously operating Roman Catholic parish in the U.S. Its history & association with Native Americans & the Underground Railroad is fascinating. (See http://www.chapelpoint.org/history.asp)  A Jesuit parish on top a hill with a view of the Port Tobacco River and the Potomac River. The cemetery has graves from the 1700s to the present. Next to the parking lot is an outdoor garden with the Stations of the Cross.

Saint Ignatius Church, Chapel Point, Port Tobacco -- the oldest continuously operating Roman Catholic parish in the U.S. Its history & association with Native Americans & the Underground Railroad is fascinating. (See http://www.chapelpoint.org/history.asp) A Jesuit parish on top a hill with a view of the Port Tobacco River and the Potomac River. The cemetery has graves from the 1700s to the present. Next to the parking lot is an outdoor garden with the Stations of the Cross.

The title page of "Fanny Campbell, the Female Pirate Captain: A Tale of Revolution," 1844

The title page of "Fanny Campbell, the Female Pirate Captain: A Tale of Revolution," the book that inspired Emma to start living as a man. (Via Harvard University, Houghton Library)

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