From the Covington Journal of October 12, 1861 comes this brief story
While the train containing the Ohio Second Regiment stopped at Cynthiana, in the night, a man came aboard and desired to enlist, and was brought to our place. He was discovered next day to be a negro man with a red head, and was arrested, by order of Col. Harris and lodged in our jail. He belongs to a gentleman in Cynthiana.
Colonel Harris appears to be Leonard A. Harris. If the owner of this man claimed loyalty to the Union, the refugee was likely returned to him instead of being accepted as "contraband."
On this anniversary of perhaps the most famous and most often memorized speech in American history, I was thinking about the Gettysburg Addr...
The most surprising find I have (I started to say recently, but maybe I should state ever) made in my family history research, especially a...
Lincoln at Peoria: The Turning Point Author: Lewis E. Lehrman Copyright 2008 Stackpole Books Lewis E. Lehrman’s book, Lincoln at Peor...