"Uncle Zear"Isaiah "Uncle Zear" Fassett was born into slavery southeast of here in Sinepuxent in 1844. His owner, Sarah A. Bruff, released him from bondage at age nineteen on November 11, 1863, when the U.S. Army paid her $300 in compensation. That same day, Fassett enlisted in Company D, 9th United States Colored Troops. This infantry regiment served in South Carolina and also fought in several battles in Virginia in 1864-1865, including the Wilderness, Deep Bottom, Fussell's Mill, Fort Gilmer at Chaffin's Farm, and the siege of Petersburg. The regiment was among the first to occupy Richmond on April 3, 1865. After the Confederate capital fell, Fassett was promoted to corporal then discharged on November 26, 1866. His brothers, Franklin, Andrew, John, and George, also were freed and served in the U.S. Army.
|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Maryland Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 4:19am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 481897 N 4242248|
|Decimal Degrees||38.32818333, -75.20711667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 19.691', W 75° 12.427'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 19' 41.46" N, 75° 12' 25.62" W|
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|Area Code(s)||443, 410|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 218-250 Branch St, Berlin MD 21811, US|
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