- Harriet Tubman makes her first trip to escort slaves to freedom
December, 1850 BALTIMORE, Maryland Migration/Transportation, Slavery
In December of 1850, Harriet Tubman, escaped slave from Dorchester County, Maryland made her first attempt at freeing enslaved blacks in the South. Tubman had just recently escaped from the Slave state of Maryland to being a free person of Color in Philadelphia, in 1849. Tubman became involved very quickly with abolitionist movements and began to save her money in hopes of returning to purchase her...
- Heroines of the South
May 25, 1863 DE KALB, Alabama Roles of Women, Women of the South, Southern Women
As General Forrest frantically searched for an alternate route across the Black Creek Ford about three miles from Gadsden, Alabama, the enemy was quickly approaching. The stream was overflowing and the bridge was broken so General Forrest retreated into the town in hopes of locating another way around the flooded creek. Upon entry into the town, General Forrest knocked upon a stranger’s door. ...