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Portrayal of Private William Webb, Civil War Soldier of the 29th Connecticut Volunteers

Now before I begin, Id first like to give thanks and honor to all those who fought and died for our freedom. I think back to the year 1828.  There is a young slave, by the name of Nat Turner, who desired to be free. All Nat ever wanted was a chance at freedom.

So, one day he had a vision that if slavery was going to be abolished, somebody had to die; blood had to be shed.  So, Nat Turner gathered fifty-nine men and one women and he tried to overthrow slavery.  But in 1830, he was captured and he was hung.
Masthead of The Connecticut Courant, November 15, 1831
Article on Nat Turner from The Connecticut Courant, November 15, 1831




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