Online Exhibit

Exhibit 14

Berkeley Plantation – independence for some

Berkely Plantation

12602 Harrison Landing Road

Historic Berkeley Plantation is open daily for guided tours. Visit for details. Her enslaved families waited upon a signer of the Declaration of Independence, bathed and cradled a future president, and then watched as another president came to review an encamped army of more than 100,000 Union soldiers. Berkeley slaves lived lives of dramatic contrast -- powerless in this seat of power. Learn about the journey that took Emanuel Quivers from the quarters at Berkeley to the gold mines of California and about how Lucy Green Taylor sought an accounting for her property taken by Union soldiers.

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