In Their Own Words: The Abernathy (Eason, Rivers, and Tarpley) Slaves of Giles County, Tennessee

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It was the summer of 1863 at the height of the U.S. Civil War. Federal troops fanned across Tennessee, the final state to secede from the Union, and emancipated its slaves. By July they reached Giles County and the slaves belonging to the extended family of the Abernathys, Easons, Rivers, and Tarpleys. While some chose to remain on those plantations, at least 59 of their slave men enlisted to the Union Army. They were divided among 6 colored regiments, provided essential services, participated in 12 battles and skirmishes, ...

In Their Own Words: The Abernathy (Eason, Rivers, and Tarpley) Slaves of Giles County, Tennessee 2015, Ancestorybook Publishing

ISBN-13: 9780977282289

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