|In this excerpt, the interviewer records Thomas Ash’s memories of the Civil War and emancipation in the first person. |
*Historically-used terms that are offensive, marginalizing and/or disparaging have been removed from the transcripts and replaced with [redacted]. See more information.
…I have no way of knowing exactly how old I am, as the old Bible containing a record of my birth was destroyed by fire many years ago, but I believe I am about eighty-one years old. If so, I must have been born sometime during the year, 1856, four years before the outbreak of the War Between The States [Civil War]…
I can also remember how the grownup [redacted] on the place left to join the Union Army as soon as they learned of Lincoln’s proclamation making them free men.
Formerly enslaved person
|Birth Year (Age)||Interviewer|
|Thomas Ash||1856 (81)||Emery Turner||Charles Ash|
|Interview Location||Residence State||Birth Location|
|Themes & Keywords||Additional Tags:|
|Abraham Lincoln, Civil War, Emancipation||Anderson County, First Person|