The new Blanchard House Museum exhibit, “African American Espionage During The Civil War” which opens Saturday, September 28, 2013, 2-4 PM, explores another aspect of “untold” history. One of the most overlooked chapters of the Civil War is the story of African American spies. Learn about the famous “Black Dispatches”, information supplied by runaways and “spies in place” that was crucial to the Union Army victory. Visitors will get a glimpse into the world of the African American spy network and the ways in which African American spies were able to appropriate documents and to pass along military information discussed openly in front of them by the Confederates. Attend the opening and view a most interesting and informative exhibit! Free and open to the public.
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