• NCR Regional Archeology Program

    NCR Regional Archeology Program


Clues to African-American Life at
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Robinson House

Mr. James "Gentleman Jim" Robinson, an educated freedman, prospered on his small farm, enabling him to buy the freedom of his wife and daughters. Additions to the house and family appear in this post-1888 view. Unlike his neighbors, Robinson proved his loyalty to the Union and received compensation for war claims.

Also check out: African-American Households from Manassas National Battlefield Park.

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