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Underground Railroad Research Forum

Forgotten Heroes

When discussing the UGRR, most think of
someone going North.
But in Georgia, starting in the 1730's (don't
think James Olgethrope, didn't have or
use our enslaved ancestors). The journey
started South into Spanish control Florida.
After the removal of the Spanish from
Florida, the ancestors were pretty much
like everyone else, going where ever
freedom could be found. Most likely going
North.
With the start of the Civil War, and the taking of Port Royal SC, and the taking of the barrier island, the ancestors started going East, to the Union controlled coastal islands.
One person who aided in the rescuing of
others was a March Haynes, America's first
"Commado", working around the Savannah
area.
In the McIntosh co. area, there was an
ex-slave named Cain. Working nearby on
St Simons island were Nat and Harvey.
There are many other lesser know heroes,
and when given the chance, they must be
remembered and brought back to life.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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