Fighting for Freedom: Black Union Soldiers from Rockbridge

June 14, 2021

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Virtual Event via Zoom

The Rockbridge Historical Society will host a Zoom presentation called “Fighting for Freedom: Black Union Soldiers from Rockbridge.” More than 60 men from the county served in 28 regiments in the Civil War, enlisting in 13 states. Some were free before the war while others were enslaved men who escaped to join the fight to end slavery. They included carpenters, farmers, waiters, a blacksmith and a descendant of the Hemings family of Monticello. Cinder Stanton and Larry Spurgeon will discuss their research, and RHS Executive Director Eric Wilson will moderate. For the Zoom link, please visit

Civil War, History, Meeting, Lecture, Presentation