Seizing Freedom and Facing ChallengesYou are standing across the street from land that Harriet Brice, a "free woman of color," purchased in 1864. Together with her husband, George Brice, she struggled to farm the property during the Civil War. Although we had gained her freedom sometime before 1860, George Brice did not escape slavery until 1861 when he fled to Union lines. In 1863, he joined the 6th Infantry, United States Colored Troops.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 4:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 311700 N 4305740|
|Decimal Degrees||38.88036667, -77.17080000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 52.822', W 77° 10.248'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 52' 49.32" N, 77° 10' 14.88" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 122-198 E Fairfax St, Falls Church VA 22046, US|
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