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Revisiting Drummer Boy Paul Wilson’s Grave

  SKF NOTE: Revisiting drummer Paul Wilson’s gravesite for the second time in three years. Wilson, an escaped slave, was part of Company D of the United States 33rd Colored Troops Regiment. He died at age 15 and is buried … Continue reading

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Paul Wilson: 15-Year Old Drummer for the 33rd U.S. Colored Troops Regiment

I just returned from a week’s vacation in St. Augustine, Florida. It is the United States’s oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement and port in the continental United States. Scattered among the peaceful grounds of the Nombre De Dios grounds in … Continue reading

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