When: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Tawes Fine Arts : Ulrich Recital Hall
Event Type(s): Special Event
Charles Ball (b. 1780) was an enslaved man from Calvert County, Maryland. In 1805, he was sold to a trader in the Deep South. Ball escaped back to his home state where he lived as a free man and fought in the War of 1812. By 1813, he had joined the US Navy as part of Commodore Joshua Barney's Chesapeake Flotilla along with other African American men. Ball fought in various battles in the Chesapeake area, including the Battle of Bladensburg and the Defense of Fort McHenry. Sponsored by the Department of Residential Facilities, Maryland Humanities Council, and Maryland Milestones.
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Department of Residential Facilities
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