The Confederacy and Southern Cause are, of course, huge parts of Southern history. The battles where Southern men killed and died consume nearly the full focus of the subject. While many celebrate the bravery and actions on the battlefield and homefront alike, I’d like to highlight some forgotten heroes of
Jermain Loguen was born a slave, but escaped his abusive master to become an agent on the Underground Railroad. Here, we recount his childhood in bondage, along with his escape in adulthood. Lastly, we’ll look at a letter sent to him by his former master, demanding his return – as well as Jermain’s embittered and fitting response.