His was a life of contradictions. The escaped slave fighting a war to eliminate slavery, serving the Union Army in the segregated U.S. Colored Troops. The honored veteran barred from interaction with whites—especially former Confederates—during commemorative ceremonies. This was Ephraim Slaughter, an upstanding citizen of Harrisburg and a Civil War veteran who lived to see … Continue reading A Slave, a Free Man: Exhibit opens on Harrisburg’s own Ephraim Slaughter.
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