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Update – City of Alexandria, VA Public Hearing on Contrabands & Freedmen’s Cemetery

This post is an update for Contrabands and Freedmen’s Cemetery descendants, Alexandria residents, and the public about new developments regarding the cemetery site. Located at 1001 S. Washington St, the Contrabands and Freedmen’s Cemetery is the burial ground for more … Continue reading

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City of Alexandria, Virginia Public Hearing on Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery

Memorandum-VDHR-Richmond/Register Program To: Alexandria Gazette Attn: Andrea Smith/ Phone: 703-778-9411 Email: classified@connectionnewspapers.com From: Marc Wagner, Designation Programs Manager, Virginia Department of Historic Resources, (804-482-6099) Email: marc.wagner@dhr.virginia.gov Date: April 27th, 2012 Subject: Notice of Public Hearing for Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery, … Continue reading

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Descendants of the Alexandria Freedmen Cemetery

 In April 2008, the City of Alexandria, Virginia asked me to assist them in locating descendants of the Alexandria Freedmen Cemetery. The history of the Cemetery is connected to the Civil War. Over 1,200 African Americans were buried in the … Continue reading

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