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Speaking of My People: A Granddaughter’s Journey Into The Lives of Her Lowcountry Ancestors

Speaking of My People: A Granddaughter’s Journey Into The Lives of Her Lowcountry Ancestors

In April of 2011, I attended a workshop at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, DC and what I left with changed my life. In between my workshops, I used my time wisely and requested the file of Stephen Binyard. He was the brother of Dorcas Binyard Finley, my 3rd great grandmother, whom my grandmother revered and spoke of whenever she talked about her early childhood. Stephen was one of several of Dorcas’ brothers that fought in the Civil War for the Union Army. He was a private in Company D 34th Regiment of the United States Colored Troops.

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