09 30 2014
  3:01 pm  

Group Works to Preserve Virginia Slave Cemetery Site

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) -- The lonely tombstone of U.S. Colored Cavalryman Nelson Ballard stands near a parking lot at Sentara CarePlex and is often missed by passers-by. But according to the Contraband Historical Society, the tombstone is part of a cemetery site for slaves that marks an important chapter in the history of Hampton and the United States.

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