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The Mysterious Fate of Sgt. Alexander McNeil

The Mysterious Fate of Sgt. Alexander McNeil

Sgt. Alexander McNeil and the 14th Connecticut Volunteers were the first to cross the icy waters of the Rapidan River at Morton’s Ford. Feb. 6, 1864, in Culpeper County, Va., broke with cold rain, sleet and heavy fog; the weather would not improve throughout the day....

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Connecticut Slave Buried 215 Years After Death

Connecticut Slave Buried 215 Years After Death

An 18th century American slave finally received a proper burial Thursday, more than 200 years after his death, according to organizers of the service. The remains of Fortune, an African-American slave who died in 1798, lay in state in the Connecticut State Capitol...

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