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  • Tags: kidnapping

BALTIMORESUN_18660917_GREY_ANNIE.jpg
Brice, age eight, lost or stolen in Baltimore, MD, in 1866 [one year after the Civil War].

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Motte, and the child's mother, searching for a four year old "colored boy" who "strayed" away. Ad placed in Wilmington, North Carolina, two weeks before the Civil War ended.

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Carolina and her son "belonged to" Lucinda Cutler, Dinwiddie County, VA. Aron is seven years old and came away with Louisa Booz from City Point, VA, last year [ca. 1865]. Ad placed in 1866, during Reconstruction.

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General, age about 10, was stolen from the market wharf in New Bern, NC, the previous Friday. In 1869, during Reconstruction.

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Charley, a boy, was taken from the place of Squire Vernon, five miles from Indianapolis. This was in ca. 1865, during or right after the Civil War.

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Louisa West, Jonesborough, TN, searching for son, Thomas Russel. A Confederate lieutenant took him to Richmond, VA in 1865.

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Son recently kidnapped from the Market House in Alexandria, VA. Reward for information of his whereabouts.

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Ad placed in Philadelphia in 1849, before the Civil War. Baynan fears that her son, age about 15, has been kidnapped.

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Hiram left Montpelier, Vermont, nearly 20 years ago [ca 1823]. He was in New Orleans when last heard of. His mother placed this antebellum ad in 1843.

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Unnamed, searching for their son, Washington, age about seven. He "strayed from home," in Richmond, VA, in February 1866 (ten months after the Civil War ended). Includes detailed description of his clothing and appearance.

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Washington Black and Charity Black, Harrisburg, PA, searching for son John Black, taken from that city

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