Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

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Virginia Free Negro Requisitions for Public Use (Accomack County) (Library of Virginia African American Narratives project)

Military • 39 Records • Uploaded October 29, 2021 • Data Website: www.virginiamemory.com

Virginia enacted legislation during the Civil War to requisition enslaved and free Black people to work on military fortifications and other defensive works around the Commonwealth. The records found in this collection include requisition lists filed in local courts and payroll records of the Virginia Engineer Department. Information found in these records include names of enslaved and free Black people, locality of origin, occupation, location of fortification, names of enslavers, and monetary value of enslaved people.

This source (and description) was extracted from data provided under Creative Commons from the Library of Virginia’s VIRGINIA UNTOLD: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN NARRATIVE project. The Library’s African American Narrative project aims to provide greater accessibility to pre-1865 African American history and genealogy found in the rich primary sources in its holdings.

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