LOST, TOSSED AND FOUND
Clues to African-American Life at Manassas National Battlefield Park

Portici




Plantation size was often measured in terms of the number of slaves owned. With an average of 20 slaves, Portici was a "middling plantation" that evolved from an earlier farm, Pohoke, about 1820.


Destroyed by fire in 1863, only Portici's foundation
remains. Archeologists found evidence of domestic servant quarters in cellar excavations.


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