1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 6, 2020 11:16 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking names of African Americans who served at Fairfax Seminary Hospital


      I am currently researching the names and histories of individual African Americans who would have served at the Fairfax Serminary Hospital (previously and subsequently the Virginia Theological Seminary at Alexandria VA) during the Civil War. I am aware that there was a significant community of 'contraband' who had sought  protection when the Union Army commandeered the Seminary as a Hospital. I would be very pleased indeed if there were any individual stories - what had their experience of enslavement been, how had they escaped, what duties did they undertake within the hospital... what happened to them after the war. Thanks