<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Contraband Historical Society-Hampton Roads, VA

Contraband Historical Society - Hampton, Virginia 501 c (3) Non-Profit Organization


Vision and Mission



SOL Educational Module

Wreath Laying Ceremony
Honoring USCT Nelson Ballard



Become a Member



National Parks Traveler:
Missing From the System? Fort Monroe, Preserving Civil War History

Group works to preserve Va slave cemetery site

April 4, 2010 – 8:36 am - By David Macaulay: Daily Press
- The lonely tombstone of U.S. Colored Cavalryman Nelson Ballard stands near a parking lot at Sentara CarePlex and is often missed by ...

Shop Cafepress to get your
Contraband Historical Society t-shirts and mugs.

The New York Times: How Slavery Really Ended in America

National Trust for Historic Preservation: The Forgotten-The Contraband of America and the Road to Freedom

Daily Press Article Collections

YouTube Video: A discussion on Major General Benjamin Butler and contraband slaves by historian, Bill Wiggins, and curator of the Hampton History Museum, Mike Cobb.

The Virginian Pilot: Free to Fight

Contraband Slaves

Stampede of Slaves to Fortress Monroe

The Slaves could not turn back! They came from Shirley, Friendly, Berkley, Carters Grove, 200 miles out of North Carolina, parts of Maryland, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Princess Anne, (now Virginia Beach), Yorktown, Nansemond, Greyson, South Hampton and many other counties.

Ten thousand slaves came to Fort Monroe to get behind Union lines. They were fed and clothed in part. Some were given jobs and put to work in the service of the Union Army.

Freedoms Fortress

Hampton Apple Tree Club House, Inc., a 501 c (3) Non-Profit Organization

Email: info@contrabandhistoricalsociety.org
site created by Hargesgraphics