Little Known Black History Fact: The Rappahannock River

Comments: 0  | Leave A Comment
  • advertisement
  • The Rappahannock River is a watery area near Fredericksburg, VA that marked the end of the Underground Railroad for many slaves. The longest free-flowing river in the Chesapeake Bay, the Rappahannock was the river crossed in fall of 1862 when the legal end of slavery was near.  During the Civil War, slaves crossed the river to freedom, which was behind Union lines. Parents sent children across the river past gunfire from the Civil War, in hopes they would gain freedom.

    1 2 Next page »

    Tags:

    • More Related Content

    Comments

    Add Your Comment

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

    WordPress.com Logo

    You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

    Google+ photo

    You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

    Connecting to %s