Portrayal of Private William Webb, Civil War Soldier of the 29th Connecticut Volunteers
(Cup banging) (Singing) SAID IíM FREE; PRAISE THE LORD, IíM FREE; IíM NO LONGER BOUND. THERE ARE NO MORE CHAINS HOLDING ME. MY SOUL IS RESTING, AND ITíS SUCH A BLESSING TO PRAISE THE LORD; HALLELUJAH, IíM FREE!
Greetings to all of you; my name is Private William Riley Salisbury Webb. Iím of the 29th Connecticut Volunteers and I fought in the American Civil War. Now, that old song that you heard me come in on is part of what our fight was all about.
-An opportunity and chance at freedom.
Freedom! It sounds good and it sounds nice. Got to be free!
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